Hardenbergia violacea, Kingborough, 2017. Photo: Keith Martin-Smith.
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Extinction Matters

Browns River Estuary BioBlitz

Saccharodite sp., Kingborough, 2017. Photo: Keith Martin-Smith.

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From Friday 3 November 10am until Saturday 4 November 4pm, through rain, wind and brilliant sunshine, everyone brought their eyes, ears and expertise together for the Extinction Matters BioBlitz at Browns River Estuary to find, identify and record species — estimated on the day to be 425 in total!

What a fantastic collaboration — co-organised by the Bookend Trust and Kingborough Council, surveys were run and assisted by teams from the University of Tasmania, Threatened Plants Tasmania, BirdLife Tasmania, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, The Waterbug Company, NRM South, Sustainable Timber Tasmania, Tasmanian Geographic, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment, Optimal Karst Management, Derwent Estuary Program, Forest Practices Authority Tasmania, WhySci, Gardens for Wildlife Tasmania, the Woodbridge School Marine Discovery Centre, the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), the co-organisers and many other expert individuals, all working together with more than 300 students from 11 schools and additional hundreds of members of the public.

The Blackmans Bay Scout Group helped the organisers with coordination during the event. The 1st Kingston Sea Scout Group kept our energy levels up with delicious warm food, while Long Black Jack kept us sufficiently caffeinated to keep going to the end.

We warmly thank everyone who contributed. You can go to the site to see Fran Parker’s stunning murals of the event.

Check out the iNaturalist page for more information on what we found.

  • 1178 Observations
  • 487 Different species identified
  • 36 People made observations