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Invertebrate Monitoring in Kaipātiki

01 Sep 2020 - 30 Sep 2020

When

Tuesday 1 September 2020, 12.00am - Wednesday 30 September 2020, 11.59am

Where

Kaipātiki Local Board area, Auckland

Cost
Free
Contact

Pest Free Kaipātiki

enquiries@pestfreekaipatiki.org.nz

Website

pestfreekaipatiki.org.nz/invertebrate-monitoring

inaturalist.nz/projects/pest-free-kaipatiki-invertebrates-campaign

Invertebrate monitoring has begun, and getting involved is super easy.

We are using iNaturalist.org to collate entries, below are the steps for getting involved:

  1. Download the iNaturalist mobile app to your smart phone or device (iOS or Android from the app store)
  2. Create an iNaturalist account using your personal email address and a unique password.
  3. Join the collection iNaturalist Project, called “Pest Free Kaipatiki - Invertebrate Campaign”

Begin making observations. Simply take a photo of the species (safely!); you can upload the photo later if needed

Please note:

You don’t need to know what it is. You can make an initial guess (perhaps you know it is a beetle but don’t know the species).

The observation will be released to the community to “crowdsource” the identification once you submit it. Check back to see what they identify.

All observations need to be wild invertebrates, and not captive, unless you keep pet spiders.

Observations must be from the Kaipātiki area.

There are no rules on where you should find the invertebrates, you can just go for a nice photo shoot in the garden. All invertebrates count, from 1000 legs to none.

Remember to upload your observations on the iNaturalist app, and make sure they are added to the PFK project.

At the end of September, prizes will be give out to those who were most heavily involved.

If you have any troubles with iNaturalist, or uploading to the PFK project, don't hesitate to email us at enquiries@pestfreekaipatiki.org.nz.

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