Highlights from the National Eucalypt Day bioQuest, 2018

QuestaGamers submitted 210 sightings of Eucalypts, and the life in, on or around them. There were koalas, echidnas, spiders, birds, bugs, beetles, fungi, lichen and more! Beautifully diverse life among the gum trees. Scroll down for the winners...

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Have you discovered the life among Australia's famous trees? 

This bioQuest may be over, but you can join the fun with QuestaGame at any time - for free!

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Prize winners:

 EntropyAndRoad

EntropyAndRoad

EntropyAndRoar has 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. 

Prize: $50 Online voucher for the Australian National Botanic Garden's Botanical Bookshop.

EntropyAndRoar sent in this lovely sighting of an Jarrah, (Eucalyptus marginata). This species is iconic to south-western Western Australia and has been heavily harvested for timber. Majestic!

 Best Eucalypt Sighting Winnr: EntropyAndRoar sent in this lovely sighting of an Jarrah, ( Eucalyptus marginata ). This species is iconic to south-western Western Australia and has been heavily harvested for timber. 

Best Eucalypt Sighting Winnr: EntropyAndRoar sent in this lovely sighting of an Jarrah, (Eucalyptus marginata). This species is iconic to south-western Western Australia and has been heavily harvested for timber. 


 OceanLily

OceanLily

'OceanLily' has won the Active Adventurer Prize Draw

One player who has submitted at least one Eucalypt related sighting on 23rd March will be drawn at random

Prize: $50 Online voucher for the Australian National Botanic Garden's Botanical Bookshop.



Know your Eucalyptus from your Corymbia?

That's great! We're always happy to have more bio-experts identifying plants 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). 

Oh and, if you 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!

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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.


This bioQuest was made possible with the support of Eucalypt Australia.