Budawang Coast Atlas of Life's Journal

Journal archives for June 2022

04 June, 2022

South East Biodiversity and Conservation Division Autumn newsletter

Link: https://mailchi.mp/environment/south-east-environment-autumn-15352568?e=c726dfc76a
Highlights and events include:

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Nature exploration using iNaturalist with Thomas Mesaglio Thu 23 June 7:00–8:00 pm

Join ACSA Qld with guest speaker Thomas Mesaglio. Thomas will speak about iNaturalist - the world’s biggest online biodiversity citizen science platform, with 100 million observations of species from around the world. Australia is one of the top contributors to the platform, and your observations filter into the Atlas of Living Australia and are used in real-world scientific research.

During this talk, Thomas Mesaglio will explain the power of iNaturalist as a citizen science and research tool, provide a basic outline of how the platform operates, and discuss what citizen scientists have contributed and how their data have been used from an Australian perspective.


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10 June, 2022

Fern Identification Walk, Bomaderry Creek Regional Park, 20 June

Fern Identification Walk, get in quick as limit of 10 people

The fern identification walk in the beautiful Bomaderry Creek Regional Park will be guided by Dr Kevin Mills, a noted local botanist. There are 34 identified species in the park. The walk, starting at 9am, will go for 2 hours with time for morning tea along the way, and will follow the formed tracks in the park.

To register and for meeting point, email Michael Irving mirving2535@gmail.com
Date: 20 June
Time: 9.00-11.00am
Grade: Easy
Limit: 10
Please do not attend if you have any COVID symptoms.

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Managing coastal waterways after 2019-20 Bushfires in South East NSW, 22 June 12 noon

The Biodiversity and Conservation Division (BCD) is running a webinar series to showcase the work of the South East Region. It’s your chance to hear from our team and partners about their fascinating field work and what goes on behind the scenes to protect our threatened species and coastal landscapes.

Title: Managing coastal waterways after the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires in South East NSW
Date: Wednesday June 22 Time: 12:00-1:00 PM RSVP: Friday 17 June 2022
This webinar will provide an overview of:

  • The bushfire impacts, initial concerns and response actions by Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Bega Councils with support from agency partners and NSW government funding.
  • Some of the projects initiated to aid waterway recovery and build future resilience.
  • The lessons learnt along the way for future bushfire response and recovery.

In this first webinar of the series, BCD Coast and Estuaries Officer, Cherie Parmenter and Eurobodalla Shire Council Natural Resource Officer, Prue Haantjens, will discuss the management of coastal waterways after 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires in South East.

Register https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3816283/E414A2D3B2D7F3B75C9C11B1A4F9F620

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28 June, 2022

Onward and upward!

Budawang Coast Atlas of Life continues to grow at a steady pace. We have just clicked over 60,000 observations and 5320 species. 1700 people made these observations. In terms of species, leading the way is insects with 1622 species, then plants with 1670 species. Then comes ray-finned fishes with 376 species and birds with 306 species. Fungi makes a strong showing with 270 species and molluscs number 78 species.

We consistently hover around 30% of observations being unidentified. So, if you or someone you know is an expert in a particular taxon here lies a terrific opportunity to have some fun and make a valuable contribution to science. Thomas Mesaglio recently ran training on tips for setting yourself up as an identifying. See our May 20 journal entry for a link to the recording. It's well worth an hour. Thomas never fails to inspire.

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30 June, 2022

Surprises in the Regrowth 20 Aug 12-4pm

You're invited to an afternoon of talks about the post-fire recovery of plants and animals in the Eurobodalla region. Speakers from Eurobodalla Council, Batemans Bay Local Aboriginal Land Council, NSW Forestry and University of Wollongong will be joining us. This event coincides with National Science Week.
Saturday 20 August 12-4pm Banksia Room, Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens
Afternoon tea provided. Free but tickets are limited, so book now.

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