The Opening of the Bermagui Bioblitz Exhibition on Thursday 17 May 2012 at 5.30pm
Venue: The new Auswide offices, Cabarita Place, Merimbula (behind the Lake View Hotel)
We hope you can join us for this special occasion.
The Opening will include short talks by Libby Hepburn, organiser of the Bermagui Bioblitz, Dr Jim Shields, key scientist/survey leader, Peter Brenton, Atlas of Living Australia team
The Exhibition Opening will be an opportunity to thank all Bioblitz participants and volunteers, and to celebrate all the results – over 1600 records so far and still counting! The Opening will also provide a chance for everyone to hear some of the stories from the Bioblitz and to see the array of wonderful photos taken during the 30 hours, from dawn in the bush to night time underwater. Equipment used in the surveys and the results of the surveys will be on show.
About the Bermagui Bioblitz: Over the 30 hours of the survey more than 200 people were engaged on 42 different surveys of all the living things that could be found from clifftop plants, to nocturnal marsupials and frogs, shell death assemblages and night time scuba and snorkel searches and many more. Local and visiting naturalists and scientists led the surveys and generously shared their expertise with the many local and visiting enthusiasts who were keen to explore this small location with many different habitats.
The collected and validated occurrence records from the Bioblitz are being added to the Atlas of Coastal Wilderness biodiversity database and the national Atlas of Living Australia database. See our www.atlasoflife.org.au and the national www.ala.org.au
Refreshments: Light refreshments will be served.