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Become a Citizen Scientist

Laughing Kookaburra

New Holland Honeyeater

Get involved in collecting information about our flora and fauna.

Atlas of Living Australia

Explore and share your observations with the Atlas of Living Australia.

From the website:

The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) is a collaborative, digital, open infrastructure that pulls together Australian biodiversity data from multiple sources, making it accessible and reusable.

The ALA helps to create a more detailed picture of Australia’s biodiversity for scientists, policy makers, environmental planners and land managers, industry and the general public, and enables them to work more efficiently.

iNaturalist Australia

Explore and share your observations from the natural world with iNaturalistAU.

From the website:

iNaturalist Australia is a member of the iNaturalist Network. Observations submitted here are added to the global iNaturalist database and shared with the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility to help scientists find and use your data.

All you have to do is observe.

Frog ID

Australia’s frogs need your help

Frog ID

From the website:

Take part in Australia’s biggest frog count! Our frogs are under threat from habitat loss, disease and climate change.

Record frog calls with the FrogID app for our scientists to listen and identify and help provide valuable data for the protection and conservation of frogs.

Protecting Our Iconic Platypus

Platypus in the Moorabool River

Platypus in the Moorabool River

The image above was recently taken at the Moorabool River at Batesford. Let’s make sure platypus are protected by making sure the river banks are not interfered with and enough water remains in the local rivers and other water ways  to support them.