QCC - Forest Watch's Journal

November 29, 2022

Deongwar Bioblitz Results.

Hi.

In case you haven't had a chance to check this out yourself just thought I would update you on Deongwar Bioblitz results. In total we found 170 species! You can check out all the observations here. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?lat=-27.293605803117984&lng=152.2455625568479&on=2022-11-13&place_id=any&radius=4.499813674108668&subview=map

  • 12 bird species
  • 1 frog (threatened Tusk Frog)
  • 1 Reptile (Carpet Python)
  • 47 Insect and Arachnids
  • 3 Fungi
  • 105 plant species.

Great work everyone! That is the end of Forest Watch BioBlitz events for the year. I would like to find out from you where we can take Forest Watch in the new year. Please keep an eye out for a survey.

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November 14, 2022

Deongwar Bioblitz - Next Steps

Hi Everyone.

Thanks so much for taking part in the Deongwar State Forest bioblitz on Sunday. It was really great spending time connecting to and appreciating the forest with you! The next step is making sure all the observations are uploaded and identified on iNaturalist. I am keen to have that all ready by the end of the week. Can you let me know if you still have some uploading to do. For those with great ID skills please also jump on and help identify / verify those that need it. Also double check that your iNaturalist observations are showing up in the Forest Watch project, I have set it up so it is currently only picking up Sunday's observations. If you noted down observations which you were able to upload into iNaturalist eg Birds without a photo please send these to me ASAP too.

Once this is done I will pull together a bit of a report to send to the minister and share on social media. I will keep you updated on that so you can also share this. I have just posted some photos with a like to the email the premier action on our facebook page, please share.
https://www.facebook.com/QueenslandConservation/posts/pfbid02w5zuvyQLwFYomtZcAx4fovbKiHshMwcuuh9FGp9ske8ZibvfAxaCJoHwbEEPT7bEl

Could you please fill out this feedback form to help improve future bioblitz events? https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqh-jDi_BvKJnjv5m_bHhyYosElrirrbxhWNMNjqHMieQjBg/viewform

Next Steps

  1. As above, upload, ID and check observations.
  2. Join the Forest Watch facebook group so people can share key observations in state forests, including any intel on logging. https://www.facebook.com/groups/434798641452114
  3. Send me any photos of your group or the state forest you are happy for me to share + use for the project/ campaign.

Other things you can do to support the campaign

  1. Send an email to the premier and share this with others. https://www.queenslandconservation.org.au/emailthepremier_stateforests
  2. Let me know if you are interested in helping to organise future BioBlitz events, managing the iNaturalist project or help with other state forest campaign tactics.
  3. Download and take a look at the forest watch guide, let me know if you are planning to check out other state forests in your own time. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kHyGf3U72jMpVV8YpEyMmrXXCyqlv-bS/view

Thanks so much,
Hayley

Posted on November 14, 2022 01:06 by hayleytroupe hayleytroupe | 0 comments | Leave a comment

October 20, 2022

Beerburrum Bioblitz - Results + Next Bioblitz

Hi Everyone.
Thanks again for those who came along to the last Beerburrum bioblitz. 25 people, 2 hr, 120 species! You can check them all out here.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2022-10-08&place_id=any&project_id=qcc-forest-watch&subview=map

Also check out and share this little video. https://www.facebook.com/QueenslandConservation/videos/494223282629557/

Join us at the next bioblitz in Deongwar State Forest
https://www.queenslandconservation.org.au/forest_watch_bioblitz_deongwar

Posted on October 20, 2022 05:30 by hayleytroupe hayleytroupe | 0 comments | Leave a comment

October 10, 2022

Saturday's Beerburrum Bioblitz - Next Steps

Hi Everyone. 
Thanks so much for taking part in the Beerburrum State Forest bioblitz on Saturday. It was really great spending time connecting to and appreciating the forest with you! The next step is making sure all the observations are uploaded and identified on iNaturalist. I am keen to have that all ready by the end of the week. Can you let me know if you still have some uploading to do. For those with great ID skills please also jump on and help identify / verify those that need it. Also double check that your iNaturalist observations are showing up in the Forest Watch project, I have set it up so it is currently only picking up Saturdays observations. If you noted down observations which you were able to upload into iNaturalist eg Birds without a photo please send these to me ASAP too. 

Once this is done I will pull together a bit of a report to send to the minister and share on social media. I will keep you updated on that so you can also share this. Currently we have 113 species and 311 observations, great work!   

Could you please fill out this feedback form to help improve future bioblitz events? 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzbiQ0GjEiSn-tGgnDRFkWdanVI7V7WfmCAptru_AjwOpxhQ/viewform

Next Steps

  1. As above, upload, ID and check observations. 
  2. Join the Forest Watch facebook group so people can share key observations in state forests, including any intel on logging.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/434798641452114
  3. Send me any photos of your group you are happy for me to share. 
  4. Let me know if you are interested in helping to organise future BioBlitz events, managing the iNaturalist project or help with other state forest campaign tactics. 

Other things you can do to support the campaign

  1. Send an email to the premier and share this with others.  
    https://www.queenslandconservation.org.au/emailthepremier_stateforests

  2. Download and take a look at the forest watch guide, let me know if you are planning to check out other state forests in your own time. 
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kHyGf3U72jMpVV8YpEyMmrXXCyqlv-bS/view?usp=sharing

  3. Sign up for the next bioblitz in Deongwar. 
    https://www.queenslandconservation.org.au/forest_watch_bioblitz_deongwar

Thanks so much, Hayley 

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September 25, 2022

Beerburrum BioBlitz October 8th.

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September 05, 2022

Upcoming Bioblitz events.

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August 31, 2022

Forest Watch Guide

Hi Everyone.

Hope you are all doing well. Ro, one of our incredible interns has put together this really handy Forest Watch citizen scientist guide. Check it out. Download it and head out into a forest with friends.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kHyGf3U72jMpVV8YpEyMmrXXCyqlv-bS/view?usp=sharing

Posted on August 31, 2022 00:47 by hayleytroupe hayleytroupe | 0 comments | Leave a comment

August 18, 2022

Beerburrum Bioblitz - Results

The results are in. 35people. 2 hours, 150 species! Great work everyone who came along to the Beerburrum Bioblitz. Watch this space for the next one but in the meantime keep getting out into state forests record what you see share it here, share it with the minister and share it on social media.

Check out and share this post. - https://www.facebook.com/QueenslandConservation/photos/a.100069297472/10159253705582473/

Check out the list of species here - https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/qcc-forest-watch

Congratulations to Martin who recorded over 40 species!

Join the Forest Watch Facebook group to share your key observations - https://www.facebook.com/groups/434798641452114

Posted on August 18, 2022 03:22 by hayleytroupe hayleytroupe | 0 comments | Leave a comment

August 08, 2022

Beerburrum Bioblitz - Next Steps

Hi Everyone.

Thanks so much for taking part in the Beerburrum State Forest bioblitz on Saturday. It was really great spending time connecting to and appreciating the forest with you! For those who missed out, we missed you and hope you can join the next one and/or help with ID below. The next step is making sure all the observations are uploaded and identified on iNaturalist. I am keen to have that all ready by the end of the week. Can you let me know if you still have some uploading to do. For those with great ID skills please also jump on and help identify / verify those that need it. Also double check that your iNaturalist observations are showing up in the Forest Watch project, I have set it up so it is currently only picking up Saturdays observations. If you noted down observation which you were able to upload into iNaturalist eg Birds without a photo please send these to me ASAP too.

Once this is done I will pull together a bit of a report to send to the minister and share on social media. I will keep you updated on that so you can also share this. Currently we have 130 species and 500 observations, great work!

Could you please fill out this feedback form to help improve future bioblitz events?

Next Steps

  1. As above, upload, ID and check observations.
  2. Check out photos here. Share them with the link to get people to email the premier.
  3. I have also set up this Forest Watch facebook group so people can share key observations in state forests, including any intel on logging.
  4. Let me know if you are interested in helping to organise future BioBlitz events, managing the iNaturalist project or help with other state forest campaign tactics.
  5. You can check out info about the broad state forest context here.

Thanks so much,
Hayley

Posted on August 08, 2022 02:47 by hayleytroupe hayleytroupe | 0 comments | Leave a comment

July 18, 2022

Join us for our next Bioblitz

Did you know there is already logging in Beerburrum state forest and more is proposed over the next 2 years? Join us for our next bioblitz in beerburrum state forest.

https://www.queenslandconservation.org.au/forest_watch_bioblitz_beerburrum

I am also looking for some volunteers to help monitor this forest watch project to pull out, report and develop sharable content based on what is observed in state forests. Let me know if you can help out.

Posted on July 18, 2022 05:54 by hayleytroupe hayleytroupe | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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