City Nature Challenge - Urban Bushland BioBlitz

From birds and bugs to plants and fungi, let's discover and record the myriad of wild organisms that call this urban bushland home.

In this hands-on activity, you will learn how to use iNaturalist to record observations of wildlife and contribute to citizen science.

Participants joining this event will have the opportunity to:

  • Partake in a biodiversity survey under the guidance of Council's bushland staff.
  • Learn about the many fascinating birds, plants, insects, frogs and other organisms that call Flat Rock Gully home.

No prior experience needed. All you need is your smartphone with the iNaturalist app installed (or a digital camera) and a keen sense of curiosity.

* Meet in the bush car park after turning right at the very end of Small Street, Willoughby, NSW 2068

This event is part of the City Nature Challenge - an annual global citizen science BioBlitz event which takes place between Friday 26 April to Monday 29, 2024.

Over the four-day challenge, we will compete with other cities from around the world to uncover and catalog as many wild animals, plants and fungi as possible.

To prepare for the BioBitz

  • Install the iNaturalist app on your mobile phone and create an iNaturalist account.
  • Make sure your phone battery or camera is fully charged on the day.
  • To learn more about iNaturalist and how to set up an account, view this recording of an iNaturalist training webinar with Thomas Mesaglio from 2022.
  • To learn how to make an observation on the iNaturalist mobile app, watch this short tutorial.
  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing, bring a rain and wind-proof jacket, and wear safe, fully-enclosed walking shoes.
  • Bring your own drink bottle and snacks.
  • Some binoculars will be available to borrow, or bring along your own.


  • Saturday, 27 April 2024 | 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM


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