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Backyard Nature Hunt - Easter Sunday


Sun 12 Apr 2020, 12:00am–11:55pm

Where: Virtual Location, Online, Virtual

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: Lincoln Envirotown

Join us this Easter for a nature hunt in your own backyard. Stay at home and discover the nature that lives around and in your place!

The hunt starts on Easter Sunday for anything that swims, flies, grows, crawls and hides in your backyard!

You will be using the iNaturalist NZ website so you need to get your mobile phone, install the iNaturalist NZ app and focus on nature (you also can take part on laptop with internet access).

BioBlitz is a scientific race against time to count as many different species as you can in a 24-hour period. Throughout Easter Sunday you and your bubble can become Citizen Scientists, it's up to you whether you spend an hour or all day as a Nature Detective.

Challenge yourself to find creatures that only come out early in the morning or in the dark?

For all ages 1 to 100!

What you need:
- Mobile phone with camera and iNaturalist app
- Digital camera (if you don't have a mobile phone) and computer with internet access to iNaturalist website.
- Optional - pen and paper, homemade tracking tunnel, hand lens, binoculars.

Sign up for a free iNaturalist account. You will be using the iNaturalist NZ website to record your discoveries and you are advised to download the app iNaturalist before Easter Sunday if you have a mobile device on which to do this.

Then join the Project 'Easter Sunday Backyard Nature Hunt' - search 'Projects' and join the 'Easter Sunday Backyard Nature Hunt'.

To learn how to use iNaturalist before Sunday go to the iNaturalist website to watch video tutorials, find out more and download the app.

Some of the things you might find include:
Mammals - Cats, hedgehogs, rats, possums (see how to make a tracking tunnel before Easter Sunday), Weeds, Worms, Bugs, Lizards,Moths, Listening and looking for birds - you can record and upload sounds on iNaturalist.

If you wish to make your own tracking tunnel, to put out on Saturday night and record mammals and lizards see Department of Conservation website - Backyard Detective.

In case of wet weather this event will run on Easter Monday instead.

Lincoln Envirotown Sponsors
A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

We extend our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors Rata Foundation, Selwyn District Council, COGS, Lottery Community and Lincoln University.