Some people like catching hundreds of different Pokemon. Others prefer the challenge of spotting thousands of beautiful birds. But these endeavours have got nothing on the latest craze - ‘Beetling’. How many of the world’s 400,000 beetle species can you collect?!
High in the Himalayan city of Thimpu, students of the Royal University of Bhutan are busy practicing for a competition that will pit them against their counterparts at universities around the world - from the United States to Australia to the Philippines. But this is no ordinary challenge. University teams will be getting outdoors to discover, learn about, map and ultimately help protect life on Earth.
QuestaGame is inviting all Australians to discover the life of our nation’s iconic trees on 23 March. Gamers of all ages will be competing for prizes on National Eucalypt Day as they either submit sightings of wild Eucalypts, or submit sightings of the variety life thriving in, on, or around these majestic trees.
Birders, gamers, kids and scientists are joining forces on a ‘Pokemon Go’ style real-life adventure in nature. From 9th-25th March, the Feathered Frenzy bioQuest will give players and ‘bio-experts’ a chance to win prizes. The competition is free everyone, everywhere.
Gamers of all ages will be on the lookout for interesting flies, ants, bees and wasps as they compete for prizes and support scientific research. The Buzzing Bonanza BioQuest, a ‘Pokemon Go’ style real-life adventure, will see competitors submit sightings using their mobile phones. The competition runs from 9th-25th February and is open to anyone, anywhere.
Getting good sightings for the Butterfly and Moth Madness BioQuest, need not be hard. Learn a few tricks from one of our top players, Ben Revell, who has sent in a new ‘BioQuest tips’ video. “The trick,” to getting good Butterfly sightings Ben tells us, “is to take lots of pictures.'
In what may be a world first, scientists are teaming up with gamers to map and discover butterflies and moths. From 5-21 January, gamers of all ages will be using their mobile phones to compete for prizes as they find and photograph some of nature’s most fascinating creatures - a group of insect known as Lepidoptera.
When I first heard about QuestaGame’s World Bioquest I planned on spending the whole weekend adventuring far and wide. But as a dad with kids (who were keen to compete as long as I did not go “Dad nature crazy” on them), such grand ideas are are not always practical. I didn’t end up adventuring far that weekend, but you never really have to go far to get a serious dose of nature!