Melbourne BioBlitz is a City of Melbourne initiative involving the public in a rapid biodiversity survey.
Visitors came to discover the exciting array of biodiversity we have at our Parkville campus at this year's BioBlitz!
What is a BioBlitz?
A BioBlitz is an intensive biodiversity survey where a group of scientists and experts work with other members of the public to discover, identify and record as many kinds of plants and animals as possible within a chosen area in a short space of time.
Melbourne BioBlitz is a City of Melbourne initiative involving the public in a rapid biodiversity survey. The first Melbourne BioBlitz was in 2014 and advised the development of the city’s first Urban Nature Strategy.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Melbourne BioBlitz 2016. Through the 24 hour BioBlitz from Friday 4 March - Saturday 5 March, 2016 there were several guided events led by biodiversity experts and ecologists all over Melbourne, including here at the University, Royal Park, Royal Botanic Gardens, Carlton Gardens, and Westgate Park.
The City of Melbourne hosted 26 events, with 36 survey leaders from 17 partner organisations and many more volunteers. Close to 750 members of the public joined the activities at the different sites across the city.
With your help we can build an inventory of all the flora and fauna on campus - which will play an important part in developing the University's first biodiversity strategy.