Six months of citizen science!
We’re six months into our citizen science research project, and the data has been flying (and hopping, crawling, and slithering) in!
After six months of monitoring:
- A total of 170 species have been spotted by participants across the Southwest
- Over 220 citizen scientists are actively contributing data to the project
- We’re heading into the next stage of the project, where new habitat structures can be installed after our Garden Structure Installation Workshops in February!
For project participants, remember to check your emails for the workshop registration link – there will be one workshop in Albany and one in Perth. If you can’t attend the workshops in person, don’t worry! We will be providing a video series to go along with Guide 3 (coming soon!) to help you out.
Thanks to citizen scientist Brenda for the photo we are sharing this month of a King Skink family huddle! King Skinks tend to live in large family groups, and like to hide in hollows, burrows, and thick leaf-litter and bask in the sun. We love seeing your photos and hearing about your wildlife monitoring experiences!
The ‘Turning Gardeners into Conservationists’ project is proudly supported by UWA and Perth NRM, through funding from the Australian Government’s Inspiring Australia Science Engagement Programme. There’s still time to join – simply contact [email protected]
TOTAL NUMBER OF DIFFERENT SPECIES SEEN: 170
TOTAL NUMBER OF SURVEYS COMPLETED: 5690
Bird Counts: 2235
Camera Traps: 109
Reptile Searches: 614
Frog Searches: 438
Spotlight Surveys: 405
Bird Bath Surveys: 1297
Pond Surveys: 142
Structure Inspections: 450
Spotted by Citizen Scientist Brenda: King Skink family huddle