NatureSpot Species List (Spring 2020)

NatureSpot Spring 2020 survey results are in!

279 spots, 173 fauna, 120 flora and 6 fungi submitted by citizen scientists over five weeks — thank you for contributing to catalogue urban biodiversity! We’ve put together a snapshot of this data.

A full species analysis is currently underway, but in the meantime we’ve chosen some of our favourite catalogued species from this season’s NatureSpot.

Wandering Ringtail, Austrolestes leda
Brisbane Orbweaver, Araneus brisbane
Coastal Tea Tree, Leptospermum laevigatum
Caper White, Belenois java
Blue Mussel, Mytilus edulis
Hop Goodenia, Goodenia ovata
Spiny-headed Mat-Rush, Lomandra longifolia
Chocolate Lily, Arthropodium strictum
Laughing Kookaburra, Dacelo novaeguineae
Black Wattle, Acacia mearnsii

Our next NatureSpot seasonal survey will be in early winter, May 2021. In the meantime, continue to observe urban biodiversity and find out what lives in your neighbourhood!

The NatureSpot project 2020-21 is funded by the Australian Government Communities Environment Program.

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The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located.

We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.