REMINDER: ACT Centenary Bioblitz, 25- 27 October

Grab a friend from WABA and join CSIRO for Canberra's first ever collaborative race to identify as many kinds of plants, animals, algae and fungi at Black Mountain. This is a great way to get acquainted with rich local biodiversity and find unique inspiration for your next artwork. Artwork arising from this event may be ideal to enter into WABA's Wildlife Art @ Discovery exhibition in 2014 that will focus on endangered, threatened and vulnerable species. 

About the event

A bioblitz comprises scientists, naturalists, citizen scientists and members of the public working together to record a snapshot of the region's biodiversity.

Headquartered at the CSIRO Discovery Centre, all information collected will help assist the Atlas of Living Australia's online portal to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy and benefit from Australia's remarkable biodiversity.

How will the data be recorded? 

Data collected will be recorded into the Atlas of Living Australia, a publicly searchable database of all the known plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms in Australia.

The Atlas of Living Australia's mission is to share biodiversity knowledge by providing the tools for the community to capture, store, retrieve, visualise and analyse all data collected.

The Atlas has already been involved in two successful bioblitzes.

Their supporting tools such a mobile apps allow participants to captures images on their smartphones.

How can I be involved?

  • Lead a survey! If you have experience in collecting data on specific flora or fauna and would like to take a small group of people on a survey on Black Mountain then we would love to hear from you.
  • Assist a survey! We need volunteers to help with the surveys. This will involve being paired up with a leader and assisting them with recording, organisation and OH&S.
  • Come along! Come along during the event to join one of the surveys. The Bioblitz will be launched on the Saturday morning after a free breakfast.

For more information on how to register or get involved, call 02 6299 2119 or email


25 October 2013, 10:00am - 27 October 2013, 2:00pm


CSIRO Discovery Centre

North Science Road

Acton ACT 2601