Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Fauna campus mapping: bioblitz

Each spring, staff and students are invited to help map fauna on campus, including insects, birds and mammals. You can contribute data at any time with the iNaturalist app.

Map biodiversity with the iNaturalist app

Seven spotted lady beetle, bioblitz, by J Obbard via iNaturalist
Seven spotted lady beetle, bioblitz, by J Obbard via iNaturalist

To take part, you just need to:

  1. Download the iNaturalist app
  2. Make sure location is enabled on your phone
  3. You can either take photos of animals you encounter while the app is open or just take photos normally (with location enabled) and upload them to the app later on

All photos taken will become part of each campus site Collection that we have already created.

You can go out at any time or location convenient to you to make observations, and if you're not sure of a species, iNaturalist naturalists will help with identifications once photos are uploaded.

Download iNaturalist app [external]

Attend a bioblitz

The purpose of a bioblitz is to record as many animal species as possible on campus between 8am and 8pm on a certain day.

Look out for when the next one is, usually in spring.

View our collections

See what creatures other staff and students have already mapped in our campus collections.