Native plants are species that grow naturally in the wild. Visitors to parks can find these plants in undisturbed areas. Native plants are a smart choice for gardeners because they are adapted to regional weather and soil conditions. They require less care such as watering and fertilizers, and are more resistant to common diseases and pests. They also have a positive impact on the ecosystem by providing food and habitat for native animals.
The app source code is publicly available: https://github.com/CoderCoop/nativePlantsChesapeake
This project is under development and may contain errors.
It is a partnership between all Australian museums, herbaria and biological collections, CSIRO and the Commonwealth Government to help build a clearer picture of Australian biodiversity for researchers and managers, in fact anyone who would like to know more about the living world, identify species or understand their distribution. It’s easy to add your own sightings and photos to the Atlas and help to increase our knowledge and understanding of Australian biodiversity.
This application allows users to retrieve lists of species recorded within an area, and to view details of the species such as recorded distribution, scientific name, common names and images. It also allows users to submit species occurrence records with an image to the Atlas of Living Australia, and to view the latest images added to the Atlas.
On November 28th we will conduct a large-scale Citizen Science project—THE GREAT KOALA COUNT. We hope you can participate, and you could win a prize for helping out! You can do it with family or friends, as a community group or as a school.
Why have a koala count? Koalas populations are now considered Vulnerable in most of their natural range. However, in South Australia koala numbers are predicted to be high. Counting koalas is difficult because they occur in towns, gardens, parks, along roads, on farms and in schoolyards. There are simply not enough scientists to count them. So we need your help – to be a Citizen Scientist and help count them, and let us know what you think about them.
Use this app to take a photo and record what you see, then share your data with the world!