iSPY Native Wildflowers

Who’s up for a game of iSPY?

After a wet winter, native wildflowers are starting to pop up all over the Central Tablelands, and Local Land Services are challenging residents and landholders of the region to a game of iSPY.  

“We are inviting people in our region to go out and take photos of the wildflowers that they see appearing this spring in pastures, roadsides and reserves, and send them in to us.” said Allan Wray, Senior Land Services Officer with Central Tablelands Local Land Services.

“Instead of picking the flowers, the aim is to take a photo and gather a few details about the location you find the wildflower.”

There are number of native wildflowers Local Land Services is particularly interested in says Senior Land Services Officer Ed Hogan.  

“We are very keen on photos of orchids, lilies, paper daisies and native peas. This year we are continuing our search to find further patches of the Small Purple-pea and are also on the lookout for other rare plants in our region like the Buttercup Doubletail orchid and a daisy known as the Hoary Sunray.

“Unfortunately, we cannot cover all the ground looking for these species, and in some cases they only flower for a short period of time.  

“So, we’re asking the community to help us out with a bit of citizen science by looking out for these species and let us know what they find.”

The challenge is open now until the end October 2020 and selected photos will be showcased on the Central Tablelands Local Land Services Facebook page.

More information about the challenge, guides on what to be on the lookout for, and instructions on how to lodge discoveries can be found on our website.

Central Tablelands Local Land Services asks that participants that do not trespass to get a photo, respect biosecurity guidelines by thinking about where they are stepping, ensure their safety on roadsides, and be conscious that other wildflowers that may not have bloomed yet.

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