Warriparinga BioBlitz - Saturday 29 October 2016
A free family event to discover the life of Warriparinga with our experts!
Join in the fun with organised walks and talks to observe, record and learn about local flora and fauna. Or just drop by to meet local wildlife and watch all the action.
Bring your kids to team up with scientists to discover and record the fascinating wildlife that we share our city with. Search for ants, frogs, water bugs, spiders and birds, and learn about how these creatures live and how to identify them.
The Warriparinga BioBlitz is a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages to get outdoors, connect with nature and experience hands-on science.
When: Saturday 29 October
Time: 9.00am – 10.00pm
Where: Warriparinga Wetlands.
Enter from Warriparinga Way, Bedford Park (just off Sturt Road). Event basecamp will be near Living Kaurna Cultural Centre.
Carparking: Follow the signs for car parking, but please consider carpooling, walking, riding, or catching a bus.
How to book: Discovery Circle website
Register now for the following sessions:
- Bird Search
- Fish Search
- Wildlife Walk
- Kids Session
- Warriparinga Bushtucker History and Music Walk
- Nature Walk
- Nature Play Activities
- Nature Art
- Nature Poetry
- Creekside Vegetation
- Warriparinga Nature Tour
- Native Edible Plants
- Why do we need wetlands?
- Discover Nestboxes
- Frog Search
- Aboriginal Night Skies
BOOK NOW via the Discovery Circle website.
*You must register for the above sessions as they will book out.
Phone: (08) 8302 9999
The event is being run by Discovery Circle; a UniSA initiative that is supported by the City of Marion.
Additional organisations contributing to the BioBlitz at Warriparinga include:
- Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
- Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board
- Friends of Warriparinga
- Nature Play SA
- Nature Conservation Society of SA
- Aquasave - Nature Glenelg Trust.
Hallett Cove BioBlitz (2015)
Over 500 observations of animals, birds and plants were recorded at the coastal BioBlitz, which was held at Hallett Cove beach on 13-14 November 2015.
The event welcomed over 450 scientists and community members who peered into rock pools, gazed at stars and searched the dunes and woodland for plants, birds and animals.
Animals recorded included a Koala and Chocolate Wattled Bat. Muntries, Seaberry Saltbush and Tall Scurf-pea were among the plant life. Under the water, two unexpected invasive species were discovered; the European Fan Worm and European Shore Crab. Both species can be spread by shipping activities and their presence was reported to Biosecurity SA to help inform future management of marine pests.
The first day started with activities for 150 school students, such as wildlife demonstrations, ‘be a beach detective’ activities, nature-art and practical geology fun. Then scientists worked with the public into the night and the following day to survey the local biodiversity.
Image: Participants investigate the rock pools at the Hallett Cove beach BioBlitz.
BioBlitz organiser Dr Philip Roetman from the University of South Australia said the event helped people have fun while getting close to science and nature.
BioBlitz was organised by the Discovery Circle, a program of the University of South Australia, and run in partnership with the City of Marion and SA Museum.
- Visit the Discovery Circle website for more pictures of the BioBlitz and a list of the life recorded on the coast.
Oaklands Wetland BioBlitz (2014)
Download an 'at a glance' summary of life recorded at Oaklands Wetland:
Alternatively, you can view comprehensive and current results via the Discovery Circle website and select the 'BioBlitz Oaklands Wetland' option.