A BioBlitz...is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period.
2019 Cooloola BioBlitz to be held in Rainbow Beach!
Friday 17 May (3.30 pm) to Sunday 19 May (3.30 pm) 2019
Mark your calendars now for the weekend of 17 - 19 May, 2019 for the Cooloola BioBlitz based in Rainbow Beach and the surrounding areas.
Registration from 3:30 pm on Friday 17 May 2019.
Closing on Sunday 19 May 2019 at 3:30 pm.
48 hours to discover Cooloola’s nature.
An exciting BioBlitz aimed at tracking down and identifying as many animals, plants and other living natural resources is being planned for northern Cooloola in May.
It will be based in the beautiful beachfront town of Rainbow Beach where there are many accommodation options to choose from including beach, bush and caravan park camping sites; cabins; AirBnB rooms and houses; motel rooms; and apartments.
Information sessions and evening meals will be at the Rainbow Beach Community Hall.
We need you!
This 48 hour BioBlitz is open for teens to retirees.
No natural history expertise is required because there will be very experienced mentors and leaders accompanying all the teams on their field excursions to help find, identify and document as many species as possible and provide information.
Last year we discovered 38 NEW species unknown to science!
Organisers have identified specific habitats for close scrutiny by the various teams that range from the seashore to the high dunes, from the rainforest to the wallum heathlands and from the fens to the mangroves.
It is a wonderful time of the year to be out exploring nature so Follow this event on FaceBook and check this website for progressive updates on this exciting event.
Below is a little "taster" video of what to expect.
Lindy Orwin, Cooloola Coastcare 0478 039 322