City Nature Challenge 2022

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City Nature Challenge 2022 - Frankston City Council

In 2022, Frankston City Council is teaming up with 17 Councils across Greater Melbourne, along with the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, the Entomological Society of Victoria, and Scouts Victoria to represent Melbourne on the global stage in the City Nature Challenge. Help us compete with cities from around the world by taking pictures of wild plants and animals between the April 29 and the 2nd May 2022 using inaturalist.

What is inaturalist?

iNaturalist is a social network of naturalists, citizen scientists, and biologists built on the concept of mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity across the globe.

iNaturalist is a platform for science and conservation efforts, providing valuable open data to research projects, land managers, other organizations, and the public.

As part of the collaboration between councils for the city nature Challenge 2022, Knox City Council has generously provided the following webinars for those looking to learn how to use iNaturalist or advance their basic skills. Both webinars are hosted by the notable entomologist, Dr Luis Mata, of Melbourne University.

How to use iNaturalist (1) (recording of webinar ran 23rd March 2021)

How to use iNaturalist (2) (recording of webinar ran 20th April 2021)

What is Frankston Council doing?

In support of this four day event, Frankston Council has arranged for the following guided walks:

Please note that an understanding of how to use inaturalist is a prerequisite to these walks

Seaford Foreshore guided walk

Friday 29th April, 10:00-11:00 am

Come and join Council environmental officers on a walk through Seaford Foreshore and surrounds and see what flora and fauna can be found and 'observed' using inaturalist.

Register here


George Pentland Botanic Gardens guided walk

Saturday 30th April, 10:00-11:00am

Come and join Gardens for Wildlife volunteer Garden Guides on a walk through George Pentland Botanic Gardens and see what flora and fauna can be found and 'observed' using inaturalist.

Register here


Bunarong Park Bushland Reserve guided walk

Monday, 2nd May 10:00-11:00am

Come and join Council environmental officers on a walk through Bunarong Park Bushland Reserve and see what flora and fauna can be found and 'observed' using inaturalist.

Register here


When

  • Friday, 29 April 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, 30 April 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Monday, 02 May 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM