Kelcey Tier, November 2020
“Look deep, deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein.
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Kelcey Tier BioBlitz

“As an educator and naturalist, I was enthralled to see so many children eagerly engaging with real biological fieldwork that was purposeful and being led by renowned Tassie scientists. I was proud to be a part of it.”

Andrew Walsh, Marine Discovery Centre
Kelcey Tier, November 2020
Harpobittacus australis found at East Risdon on 26 Nov 2020. Photo: Keith Martin-Smith.

Kelcey Tier Greenbelt
20–21 October 2023

30 hours of: Field surveys, talks, activities, food & discovery!

Alastair showing crayfish to kids, 2019.

What is a BioBlitz?

A BioBlitz is described as ‘a festival of science in nature… fun, enjoyable and meaningful to the community, naturalists, scientists and organisations alike… a concerted effort to discover and record as many living things as possible within a set location over a limited time period’ (in this case, 30 hours).

Bark patterns, Kelcey Tier, Nov 2020.

The Kelcey Tier Greenbelt

Devonport’s Kelcey Tier Greenbelt covers a wonderful range of ecosystems, so — with your help — we have a good chance of finding, identifying and recording a spectacular diversity and number of species.

Everyone is welcome to join a survey team, attend a talk at basecamp, browse the stalls and enjoy the great outdoors.

Kelcey Tier, Nov 2020.
Odontomyia (Stratiomyidae), Van Morey Rd, 4 Jan 2021. Photo: Keith Martin-Smith.
Cheiracanthium gracile (Cheiracanthidae) Ridgeway 29 Sep 2018

BioBlitz 2023 event location

Map showing the event location in Kelcey Tier.
Map showing the event location in the broader Devonport area. Map showing the location of Devonport within Tasmania.

“My class had a wonderful day learning how to conduct surveys for birds and vegetation. The passionate scientists we spent the day with were very inspiring! My students are eager to apply the identification skills they were taught at BioBlitz to the reserve next to our school.”

Christine Rumley, Kingston Primary

What could we discover at Kelcey Tier?

Contact us

Devonport community

Scientists & previous BioBlitz info

Supported by

  • Devonport Council
  • Bookend Trust
Lichen squirls at lookout.