Rare Plants Survey

Rosy Hyacinth Orchid, Dipodium roseum (S. Bittinger)

Mount Majura is home to a number of rare and endangered plant species. What are they and where are they? Join experts on Sunday 18 October to find out and learn how to register them on Canberra Nature Map. Information from surveying the presence and abundance of rare species will guide the management of the reserve.
When: Sunday, 18 October, 2pm to 4pm
Where: Meet at the nature reserve entrance Mackenzie St close to Grayson St, Hackett; view this map.
Bring: Sun protection, sturdy shoes, drinking water and a camera or iPhone. Please bring your Rare Plant Survey kit if you have one from previous surveys.
Get ready to register your first plant: iPhone owners can download the Canberra Nature Map App which is a quick and very easy way to contribute sightings to the Canberra Nature Map. An Android app is in the works and will be ready soon.  But anyone with a camera or camera phone with GPS capability can snap a picture and upload it to the Canberra Nature Map website.  Have a look at the website to see what other plants have been seen in the Canberra nature reserves.
Inquiries: secretary@majura.org
Help promote the survey: upload this poster.

About Canberra Nature Map

Late Mauve Doubletail, Diuris dendrobioides (M.Doherty)

Canberra Nature Map is a repository for park care groups, volunteers and members of the public to report sightings of rare and endangered plant species and any of the many treasures that Canberra’s nature parks are home to.

Canberra Nature Map provides readily accessible and up-to-date spatial data of uncommon and endangered plant species. This information enables a precautionary approach to be taken towards the management and protection of critical habitat within our reserves.

Canberra Nature Map was founded by Aaron Clausen, a mountain biker who accidentally rode through a patch of critically endangered Canberra spider orchids and became entranced by their beauty and fragility.

With your help, we aim to:

  • Accurately map rare plants and maintain records for future generations;
  • Improve public education and awareness of the plant diversity and the significance of Canberra’s Nature Park;
  • Influence development decisions and protect Canberra’s treasures by providing critical species location data to Government.
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