Citizen Science: April Update

22nd May, 2023

Our citizen scientists continue to amaze us with their backyard discoveries and wildlife-friendly gardening efforts!

It was another busy month for participants in the Turning Gardeners Into Conservationists project, with new wildlife-friendly structures being installed and monitored in gardens all across the southwest of WA during April.

One of our meeting rooms at Perth NRM was turned into a nest box nursery, with more than 40 nest boxes designed for pardalotes, bats and possums! A huge thank you to Simon and Dani from The Re-Cyc-Ology Project who made and delivered more than 100 nest boxes especially for participants of our citizen science project. We have been enjoying hearing from citizen scientists who have begun monitoring wildlife making use of their newly installed cosy nest boxes and other wildlife friendly structures!

During the month, the Perth NRM and UWA Albany teams met up in Albany to plan the next steps for the project – including starting the analysis of the data submissions from the ecological wildlife monitoring and sociological surveys! While in the area, the team took the opportunity to admire the beautiful native plants and gardens surrounding the UWA Albany campus. Click on the photos to check them out!

Stay tuned for more progress updates, wildlife sightings and great photos from our citizen scientists!

The ‘Turning Gardeners into Conservationists’ project is proudly delivered by UWA and Perth NRM, through funding from the Australian Government’s Inspiring Australia Science Engagement Programme.

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