Biodiversity Blitz Week 2 Update

We’re now past the half way mark of the September Biodiversity Blitz and the observation count is climbing. Our 170 ‘blitzers’ have logged 6,400+ observations and over 1,000 species. What an effort! With school holidays about to begin we hope to see more observers sign up to the blitz.

It has been a nail-biting week when it comes to the species count on the challenge leaderboard - - with Yarra Ranges and Mornington jostling for first position. Typically, less than 10 species separate us from Mornington.

When it comes to Yarra Ranges observations there has been a reordering of the flora in the top 10 compared to last week and some exciting newbies in our fauna list.

Top 10 flora:

  1. Love Creeper
  2. Prickly Moses
  3. Tough Rice Flower
  4. Australian Mountain Greenhood
  5. Wonga Vine
  6. Blackwood
  7. Pultenaea gunnii (golden bush-pea)
  8. Common Heath
  9. Three-corned Garlic
  10. Australian Clematis

Top 10 fauna

  1. Australian Painted Lady (butterfly)
  2. Crimson Rosella
  3. Laughing Kookaburra
  4. Magpie
  5. Grey Fantail
  6. Genus Chrysso (comb-footed spiders)
  7. Pied Currawong
  8. Western Honey Bee
  9. Australian Wood Duck
  10. Common Wombat

The Yarra Ranges Council Team

Publicado por suz1966 suz1966, 17 de septiembre de 2021


Intersting that some of the species that I have added don't appear in the species list on our home page for Yarra Ranges

Publicado por habitatecology hace 13 días (Marca)

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