iSPY Native Wildflowers
iSPY native wildflower challenge
We need citizen scientists to help us monitor what native wildflowers are popping up across our region this spring. By taking a photo and recording what you find, you’ll be helping us to understand more about our native wildflowers and plan conservation management programs.
About the challenge
After a wet winter, native wildflowers are starting to pop up all over the Central Tablelands. Unfortunately we cannot cover all the ground looking for different species, and in some cases they only flower for a short period of time. So we’re encouraging the Central Tablelands community to take part in a challenge that will provide us with more information on what’s currently growing in our region.
The challenge is open throughout the month of October 2020, but you can submit photos you took in September 2020.
What we’re looking for
We are very keen for photos of orchids, orchids, lillies and native peas. Below are a few threatened species you might be lucky to come across.
- Small Purple-pea - A small perennial herb, which, when flowering, can grow to 30 cm tall. The leaves are almost hairless and divided into up to six pairs of 10 mm long, very narrow leaflets, each with a pointed tip. There is also a single leaflet at the end of each divided leaf.
Click to download a photographic guide of what we’re hoping to see more of!
Unsure of what you’ve found? Snap a pic and send it to us via the link below and we’ll help you ID it.
Things to remember
- Don’t pick the wildflowers! Snap a photo instead and help us preserve these wonderful flowers
- Don’t trespass in order to get ‘the’ shot
- Respect biosecurity by watching where you step and ensure your shoes are clean
- Be conscious that not all wildflowers have bloomed yet, so keep an eye out for new shoots
- Take note of:
- Name of the wildflower (if known)
- Locality the photo was taken
- Where you took the photo - nearest road, intersection, etc
- Landscape of the photo – roadside, paddock, etc
Submit your finds
Click here to submit your finds
Download the iSPY challenge flyer here
Ed Hogan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Allan Wray – email@example.com
This project is supported by Central Tablelands Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.
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