Anyone with an interest in natural history has the chance to improve our knowledge of what plants, animals, insects, lichens etc are in particular areas. This is especially important if you frequent the less visited areas. Current records of what occur on the Victorian Volcanic Plain are particularly relevant with the increasing amount of building, roadwork and infrastructure on the go.
In the last few days the Museum Victoria has been letting people know about the “BowerBird” project. The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) funded Museum Victoria to develop Australia’s first social science website and iPhone App dedicated to the globally growing workforce of Citizen Scientists.
If you take an interest in recording what you find you may be interested in the “BowerBird” project where you can upload images and GPS coordinates, provide identifications, add comments and write descriptions. You may just like to follow a project or to contribute to a particular project.
Here are the links to the relevant sites of BowerBird and the user guide and possibly the best place to start is the online help and feedback blog The creators suggest using the latest versions of Chrome or FireFox and if you must use Microsoft IE, then get version 9.
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Tags: Atlas of Living Australia, BowerBird