Discover the little things that run the city

BioBlitz is not a new laundry detergent or superhero catch cry from cartoons of old. It’s not a bird or a plane… actually, it could be a bird!

Over 24 hours from 4 to 5 March, there will be 25 Melbourne BioBlitz activities to help us discover more of the unique creatures that call our city home.

You don’t have to be a scientist to get involved! It’s easy. Register to see the night skies come alive with nocturnal insects or take an early morning stroll to spot over 100 different bird species. Melbourne’s finest ecologists and biodiversity experts will guide you every step of the way.

Common Grass Blue Butterfly

Common Grass Blue Butterfly

If you’re not sure where to start, then BioBlitz Basecamp is for you. Situated in Carlton Gardens outside IMAX from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 5 March, spend all day enjoying the nature activities on offer. Featuring a day in the life of an urban tree, watch scientists in the treetops discover different species, then explore Museum Victoria’s CSI photography tent or pot your own plant to take home.

In 2014, BioBlitzers spotted the Powerful Owl in Fitzroy Gardens, discovered an unexpected abundance of microbats and found rare moths that have not been sighted for close to a decade. You can help find more by submitting your species photos and information to Participate Melbourne. Sharing on social media? Make sure to use #bioblitzmelb.

When you’re out and about, get snapping. Every entry goes into the draw to win prizes including iPads and Museum Victoria memberships.

Looking for fun, family-friendly activities in the city this weekend? Then don’t miss Melbourne BioBlitz – 24 hours of free events at some of Melbourne’s most iconic parks. Who knows what you may uncover!

Nankeen Night Heron

Nankeen Night Heron