Extinction Matters BioBlitz (Hobart)

Date: September 2, 2016 - September 3, 2016
Time: 10am Fri continuous overnight through to 4pm Sat


Crossroads Oval Queens Domain
Upper Domain Rd, Queens Domain TAS 7000


A festival of science in nature – an effort by the community, working with scientists and naturalists, to discover and record as many living things as possible within each site for the set period. We’ll obtain new information for each site, share the joy of science and discover our local biodiversity.

On Friday, many activities for schools will be available. This is one of two BioBlitzes marking the ‘Extinction Matters’ theme for Threatened Species Day 2016.


  • Visit our website
  • Like and explore the resources on the Facebook page
  • Register with the EventBrite early bookings for the events which will link to specific activities
  • Download and experiment with iNaturalist (an iNaturalist ‘Extinction Matters’ BioBlitz page has been set up for each event, to keep us up to date on how many species have been recorded, and by whom
  • Buy fabulous promotional Tshirts, hoodies and other merchandise for sale on RedBubble

For more information, please contact Lisa Cawthen (cawthenl@hobartcity.com.au or 0409 780 458)


A partnership between the Bookend Trust, the City of Hobart and Latrobe Council, together with numerous additional collaborators.

Participating scientists and naturalists include:

Dr Phil Bell (private consultant)

Dr Cathy Byrne (Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery)

Dr Peter McQuillan (University of Tasmania)

Associate Professor Alastair Richardson (University of Tasmania and the Bookend Trust)

…and many more, including scientists and naturalists from Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, UTas, BirdLife Tasmania, Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Threatened Plants Tasmania, WildSC’OOLs program and TMAG.

Proudly supported by Inspiring Australia.

Event audience: Everyone