It was the first weekend of June, which meant it was time for the Garden Bioblitz giving me 24 hours to find as many wild species in my garden as possible. I have been doing the Bioblitz every year since 2014.
|3rd June 2017 - 9am - let the Bioblitz commence|
This year I wanted to:
- beat last year's total of 144 wild species identified
- successfully identify some tiny bugs that the iRecord verifier had been forced to reject because of my inadequate photographs
- make more precise identification of plants in my garden especially grasses.
|Hoverfly (Eupeodes) - a useful pollinator.|
|Leaf hopper - Iassus lanio|
|Corizus hyoscyami - Cinnamon Bug|
|White-tailed Bumble Bee on ceanothus.|
|Arion Rufus - Large Red Slug from underside|
|Toad, creeping through the leaves after dark.|
|The National Results - I found 153 species in the garden.|
The 153 species I found broke down as follows.
|My results broken down by group.|
Before I close, I would like to give a big shout out to all the people who diligently sift through the records pushed into the system by people like me and verify or correct as required.