Discover wildlife at Warriparinga
Read about the 12-hour BioBlitz event in October.
Families are invited to team up with scientists and local experts [JM1] to discover the wildlife of Warriparinga during a 12-hour BioBlitz event in October.
The BioBlitz aims to build a picture of life at the [JM2] reserve by involving the community in researching the natural environment.
The free event will run from 9am to 9pm on Saturday, 29 October and include searches for birds, mammals, fish, [JM3] frogs and wild flowers.
Night time activities will include spotlighting for possums and an Aboriginal astronomy night skies talk.
There will also be arts and cultural activities, [JM4] nature play for kids, animal displays, a tour of the wetlands, and a chance to learn about restoration projects run by the Friends of Warriparinga.
Event organiser, Dr Philip Roetman from the University of South Australia, said the BiobBlitz was an opportunity for people of all ages to have fun and learn.
“Warriparinga BiobBlitz will be ‘hands on’, educational and exciting,” Dr Roetman said.
“It’s a chance for families to learn together in a beautiful outdoor setting and play a part in recording a huge diversity of species.
“I invite people to join us in becoming scientists for a day.”
The results of the BioBlitz will be added to the Atlas of Living Australia ala.org.au – an online database of plants and animals.
Participants can pack a picnic, or purchase food, light refreshments and tea and coffee at the event. Free car parking is available.
Warriparinga is a 3.5 hectare site and home to at least 21 species of birds, including wattlebirds, rosellas, kookaburras, lorikeets and water birds.
BioBlitz is a partnership between Discovery Circle, an initiative of the University of South Australia, and the City of Marion.
Where: Warriparinga, Warriparinga Way (off Sturt Rd), Bedford Park
Date: Saturday, 29 October
Time: 9am – 9pm
Register at marion.sa.gov.au/bioblitz
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[JM1]There won’t be many scientists this year – they’ll mostly be local experts
[JM2]We are exploring more than just the wetland area.
[JM3]We don’t have newts here
[JM4]‘entertainment’ makes me think bouncy castles, etc
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