Discover the life among Australia's famous trees
This National Eucalypt Day, join a real world bioQuest adventure with QuestaGame. Submit your sightings of Eucalypts 'in the wild' for your chance to win a $50 voucher for the Australian Botanic Garden's Botanical Bookshop.
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How to get involved:
Download the 'QuestaGame' app from your app store (Apple or Google).
Submit a sighting of a Eucalypt 'in the wild' (i.e. not a 'cultivated' or 'planted' tree, OR the things living in, on, or around Eucalypts (and it's okay if you don't know what species you have found - our experts will help identify it). To get the best chance of a species level ID of a Eucalypt, include photos of the whole tree, the leaves (front and back), the flowers and fruit (if on display), and the trunk and bark.
(Optional Extra) Submit a short memory or story about what these iconic Australian plants mean to you (add these notes to the 'field notes' when you submit a sighting through the app).
Prizes to be won:
Best Eucalypt Related Sighting or Story
As judged by the QuestaGame team, based upon the engaging quality of either the photos or the field notes of an individual Australian Eucalypt related sighting that is submitted on 23rd March.
Active Adventurer Prize Draw
One player who has submitted at least one related Eucalypt sighting on 23rd March will be drawn at random
Know your Eucalyptus from your Corymbia?
That's great! Then why not identify Eucalypt sightings through the Bio-Expertise Engine? You'll be helping budding naturalists learn, and ensuring high quality data for research (see QuestaGame's data on the Atlas of Living Australia).
Choose 'Eucalypt Australia', as your cause, through our Pays to Know Nature Fund, and you'll be earning them rewards for each correct ID you provide.
More than just fun:
BioQuesting with QuestaGame will empower you to experience, learn about, and protect the diversity of life on Earth. You'll be taken on an adventure into nature, where you'll see the life around you in a whole new light.
experience nature on real outdoor adventures.
learn secrets of the life around you with expert feedback on all your sightings.
help protect the environment
your sightings will contribute to biodiversity research.
When you submit correct identificaitons, you'll be supporting QuestaGame's conservation partners (learn how).
This bioQuest was made possible with the support of Eucalypt Australia.