Toodyay Bioblitz Report 2015
The 2015 Toodyay BioBlitz was the tenth BioBlitz held in the Wheatbelt and was jointly organised by Wheatbelt NRM and the Toodyay Naturalists’ Club. The collaborative, community-based, biological survey was held over 24 hours during the 12-13 September 2015 at four private properties on the Bindoon-Dewars Pool Road in the Shire of Toodyay, totalling almost 360 hectares of remnant vegetation and farmland. Surveys were also conducted in the adjacent Julimar State Forest.
Professional and amateur biologists, ecologists and naturalists worked together as ‘citizen scientists’, conducting fieldwork with local community members and participants from across the South West, to discover more about this area’s high conservation value bushland and biodiversity. Information and data obtained during this BioBlitz will provide useful indicators of environmental quality to various stakeholders and serve as a baseline for future monitoring and management of the remnant bushland. This report summarises findings from the event, identifies various species found during the survey, and identifies environmental management issues.