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We pay our respects to the Quandamooka People and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging on which this event takes place.”

Redland City holds the honour of the first Australian City to register to take part in the City Nature Challenge.

Redland City is situated on Quandamooka Country. Quandamooka means people of sand and seas. The Country includes the mainland suburbs of Thorneside, Wellington Point, Birkdale, Capalaba, Ormiston, Cleveland, Thornlands, Sheldon, Victoria Point, Mount Cotton and Redland Bay plus the islands of North Stradbroke, Peel, Russell, Coochiemudlo, Lamb, Karragarra and Macleay as well as most of southern Moreton Bay.

Although the population of Redland City is only around 150,000 the area encompasses national parks, marine parks, subtropical rainforest, bush land, RAMSAR listed wetlands and picturesque white sandy beaches. Dugongs, rays, turtles and dolphins can be seen within Moreton Bay and in the eastern waters of North Stradbroke Island.

You can find CNC Redland City on Facebook and Twitter. You can see the project on iNaturalist here

View of Moreton Bay at low tide from Beth Boyd Park, Thorneside. Pic: Michelle Neil


Are you in Redland City, QLD Australia? We are heading into our backyards to take observations of wild flora and fauna for the City Nature Challenge 2020. How many koalas are there? Where do the monitors hang out? From Thorneside to Redland Bay, Mt Cotton to North Stradbroke and everywhere in between, it’s time to bioblitz your own backyard, balcony and more!

Daily Challenges

Every day in the month of April is a new challenge. What will the challenge be today?

  1. Spider
  2. Bird
  3. Butterfly
  4. Weeds
  5. Something inside your home
  6. Lizard
  7. Wild tree or shrub
  8. Bug
  9. Ant
  10. Something on the ground
  11. Something on a tree
  12. The smallest plant you can find
  13. Something living in the grass
  14. Fungus
  15. Something living on your house
  16. White flower
  17. Yellow flower
  18. Pollinator on a flower (e.g. bee)
  19. Animal tracks
  20. 2 spiders
  21. 2 birds
  22. 2 insects
  23. 2 plants
  24. CNC Day 1
  25. CNC day 2 (plus ANZAC Day)
  26. CNC Day 3 plus Moth night!
  27. CNC Day 4
  28. Reminder to upload and review
  29. Upload and review birds
  30. Upload and review other iNaturalist’s submissions

The Team

City Nature Challenge Redland City, QLD is organised by Michelle Neil, a fourth generation local, scientist and the current Secretary of the Australian Citizen Science Association, with support from Redland City Council’s Environment and Education Unit from IndigiScapes

Let’s build something together.

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