Getting out in nature in one of our many beautiful parks and trails is a lot of fun, and it’s great for our mental health.
While you’re out, why not take part in the 2020 Te Whau Biodiversity Survey? It’s easy to do while walking in the local reserve or from your own backyard. All you need to do is take photos of weed and/or native plants.
You’ll need to download the iNaturalist app on your phone, then you can instantly upload the image and its GPS location at the push of a button. Each photo becomes data that is used to establish where weeds and native plants are located within the Whau River catchment.
It is a fun way to learn more about nature and find out what wildlife lives in your neighbourhood. Why not form a family group and involve the children?
You can follow progress in more detail on the Whau River Catchment Trust’s Facebook Page or visit the project on the iNaturalists website.
The WRCT runs regular workshops at the Blockhouse Bay Recreational Reserve where you can learn more about the survey. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.