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Scenic Rim BioBlitz – Black Rock Rd

October 7, 2022 @ 10:00 am - October 8, 2022 @ 10:00 pm

Join the experts and enjoy a weekend of exploration in nature on Stenzel – Black Rock property.

Join the Scenic Rim Regional Council (Land for Wildlife) on guided walks on private property on Black Rock Road in Coochin. The Stenzel family has always had a keen interest in wildlife and the current owners maintain detailed records of flora and fauna. Quite a number of flora surveys have been conducted over the last 35 years, and expert botanists regularly visit the property.

Be part of the BioBlitz in 2022 by getting involved this October! This event is for everyone, no matter what your level of expertise is.

The purpose of this event is to highlight both the immense biodiversity spread across the Scenic Rim, as well as to engage the public in science and nature learning using the citizen science platform iNaturalist. You can add all your data into the Scenic Rim project to share what you have found as well as see what other participants found in their area!

This will be a fun and educational activity where you will be able to enhance your knowledge and connect with fellow nature lovers and experts in the field.

The surveys are quite intensive, therefore, please make sure that you book surveys appropriately so that others can join the BioBlitz too. Some surveys run at the same time so you will have to choose when registering what survey you would like to join as unfortunately, you can’t join all surveys!


1. Butterfly survey: 10AM – 1PM

Lead by Davina Patterson

2. Bird Call workshop: 1:30PM – 3PM

Lead by Deb Metters

3. Bat Ecology presentation : 3PM – 4PM

Presented by Scott Burnett

4. Nightspotting survey: 7PM – 10PM

Lead by Isaac Wishart

5. Bat survey: 7PM – 10PM

Lead by Scott Burnett


1. Bird Survey: 7AM – 10AM

Lead by Deb Metters

2. Fungi survey: 10AM – 1PM

Lead by Sam Quixley

3. Botany survey: 2PM – 5PM

Lead by Glenn Leiper

4. Botany survey: 2PM – 5PM

Lead by Bill McDonald

5. Nightspotting survey: 7PM – 10PM

Lead by Isaac Wishart

6. Frogs & Cane toads: 7PM – 10PM

Lead by Brett Malcom & Emily Vincent

What to bring:

BYO smartphone, sun protection & binoculars. Please wear comfortable closed-in shoes and long sleeves/pants. Be prepared and bring adequate water and food. This event is suitable for people with moderate fitness.

All you need to do to contribute:

• Download the iNaturalist application to your handheld device or make an account on your computer

• Join the Scenic Rim project (go to more, projects, Great Southern BioBlitz – Scenic Rim)

• Make observations over the collection period to add to our count

Scenic Rim will provide light refreshments after the survey.

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Please do not attend if you have Covid19 symptoms.

This program is hosted by Scenic Rim Regional Council & supported by Watergum.

Thanks to the Stenzel family for hosting the event at your property.


October 7, 2022 @ 10:00 am
October 8, 2022 @ 10:00 pm


Land for Wildlife – Scenic Rim Regional Council
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end of Black Rock Road, private property
Black Rock Road, Coochin, QLD 4310
Coochin, 4310 AU
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