City Nature Challenge - fungi, flora and fauna walk

Join us and explore Manningham's bushland as we gather pictures on iNaturalist for the City Nature Challenge. This guided walk will be an exciting look into the world of flora and fauna, and finding fungi in the damp weather will be a bonus!

Eight Eastern Metro Melbourne Councils have joined forces to compete against cities from around the world in the annual City Nature Challenge. During the four day observation period from 30 April to 3 May 2021, residents are invited to find, photograph and document the native wildlife that lives and grows in our neighbourhoods.

Working together to find and document nature in our area helps scientists and land managers study and protect these species. By participating in the City Nature Challenge, not only do you learn more about your local nature, but you can also make Melbourne a better place – for you and other species!

To get involved with collecting observations on the walk for the City Nature Challenge, ensure you download the iNaturalist app before arriving. You can download the app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, or just take photos with your phone and log into iNaturalist on a computer.

  • Distance: 2 km
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate to easy (mostly easy)
  • What to bring: A smartphone with a camera, a hat, sunscreen, hand sanitiser and water bottle.
  • Location: The location will be emailed to you when you register.

COVID-19: The safety of our community is our top priority during this time. We will be following the advice of the Department of Health regarding COVIDSafe Summer restrictions.

Visit the Parks Victoria website for advice on how to stay safe when visiting parks.

Sunday 02 May 2021, 9.30 am to 11.30 am
Location will be provided upon registration
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