Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

Calling all nature lovers: iNaturalist workshop Friday 6 October

Posted on 13 September, 2023 by Ivan

It’s here! We are excited to present our much-anticipated workshop on how to use and benefit from the iNaturalist biodiversity platform. As part of ‘The Buzz project: promoting pollinators of Central Victoria’, Connecting Country is hosting an iNaturalist workshop on Friday 6 October 2023 in Castlemaine, VIC. Local naturalist and Castlemaine Field Naturalist Club member Euan Moore will hold the workshop and will cover a range of skills including;

  • How to set up an iNaturalist account and profile
  • How to upload photos to iNaturalist 
  • How to reach out to naturalists and scientists on iNaturalist to confirm, verify or identify your sightings

iNaturalist is a wonderful online platform that allows all curious citizen scientists to record sightings and identify all kinds of species including, insects, birds, mammals, reptiles, plants, sea life, coral, and fungi. Species that are identified and verified are added to a sweep of data that is collected and recorded not only on iNaturalist but also to the Atlas of Living Australia. Recording data is vital in conservation management. If we know what is out there then we can make the best decisions on how to restore and protect biodiversity across the country!

Introduction to iNaturalist - Vermont Institute of Natural Science

iNaturalist is a nonprofit social network of naturalists, citizen scientists, and biologists built on the concept of mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity.

This is a free event for limited numbers, with lunch provided, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

To register your attendance – click here

  • When: Friday 6 October 2023 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Where: Castlemaine Senior Citizens Centre

This is a wonderful opportunity for keen Landcarers to learn the most efficient and useful ways we can use iNaturalist to record data across Landcare sites in the region.


The Buzz Project is funded by the 2022 Victorian Landcare Grants through the North Central Catchment Management Authority. We would like to thank the NCCMA for making this event possible. 



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