Please join us on Sunday 30 October at 06:40 for a botanical excursion as part of the Great Southern Bioblitz which takes place from Friday 28 October to Monday 31 October. Please note that you can participate on your own anytime during the 4 day period.
11 cities, 6 regions, 1 province and 3 countries in southern Africa and 1 in central Africa are taking part in the Great Southern Bioblitz 2022. Please join in the fun!
The Great Southern Bioblitz is an opportunity for all Southern Hemisphere countries to record organisms during Spring and showcase our beautiful biodiversity to the world. The event is run by a grassroots network of keen citizen scientists from across the globe.
The purpose of this event is to highlight both the immense biodiversity spread across the Southern Hemisphere in the flourishing springtime, as well as to engage the greater public in science and nature learning. People are encouraged to participate over the four day period by taking photos of as many wild and natural animals, plants, trees, birds, fungi, insects etc (not caged animals, pets, plants planted by people) as possible and submit them, using the iNaturalist app on their smart phones. The information collected will create a valuable snapshot of Tshwane`s biodiversity.
All you need to do is download the iNaturalist app on your smart phone to take part in the Bioblitz. Below are self-service video links to help familiarise yourself and to navigate the iNaturalist app:
o What are observations?
o How to make an observation with your iPhone
o How to make an observation with your Android
o Adding an Observation on a Mobile Device
o Adding an Observation via the Web
o How to Take Identifiable Photos
o How to Use the Identify Page
o Geotagging DSLR Photos in the Field
o Duplicating an Observation
o Adding a photo or sound to an Observation
o Exploring Observations with iNaturalist
Bring along a hat, water to stay hydrated and comfortable shoes. We will meet on the lawn at the entrance building.