Help document the creatures in your environment by getting involved in our BioBlitz.
What’s a BioBlitz?
It's like Pokemon Go except it has a real world use! Instead of catching digital creatures, you’re out looking for real living organisms. It could be plants, animals, microbes, lichens, mosses, fungi, or anything else that you and your camera stumble across. We do this over a fixed period of time, usually 24 or 48 hours – so it’s intense!
When: Sunday 26 and Monday 27 February
Where: Base camp will be at Zealandia Visitor Centre, 53 Waiapu Road, Karori.
The area we will bioblitz will be inside ZEALANDIA and in the 1km halo outside the sanctuary.
Who’s it for?
Everyone! There'll be lots of experts and scientists ready to help you log and identify your specimens via the Nature Watch app.
The Sunday session is for families and the public to come along and get involved. Don’t worry if you can’t tell a hihi from a harakeke – we’ll have heaps of happy helpers to guide your naturalist skills from beginner level to advanced.
The Monday session is for local schools to come join the fun. If your school is interested in being involved, contact Ali Whitton, Wellington City Council.
Call for volunteers, experts, and scientists
If you know about plants, birds, mosses, fungi, or other organisms, or you’re just super keen to help us on the day, then we need you. Get in touch by filling out our online form.