“It is very likely that we will find a new spider species at Woodfordia.”
- Robert Whyte, co-author of A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia (CSIRO)
Woodfordia's bioQuest is a real-world advanture into nature that contributes to science. Woodfordia, home of The Woodford Folk Festival, was once a cleared and degraded dairy farm, and is now home to all sorts of gorgeous life - bio-luminescent fungi, the vulnerable Richmond Birdwing Butterfly and the threatened Glossy Black Cockatoo.
Thanks for all the bioQuesting fun @ the Planting Festival? Remember you can join the 'Woodfordia' clan to continue the adventure!
How to get involved:
Get your tickets to The Planting Festival held at Woodfordia, Queensland, Australia, 4-6 May, 2018.
Download the 'QuestaGame' app from your app store (Apple or Google).
Join the 'Woodfordia' Clan via the 'clan' menu within the app (optional). You'll have to request an invite to join, and then
Submit sightings in the app of all the diverse life you can find at Woodfordia during the festival.
Submit identifications of the sightings coming in from other players through the Bio-Expertise Engine.
Share your experience with the hashtags:
#bioquesting #theplanting #questagame
Know your Beetles from your True Bugs?
Then why not identify 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 'Woodfordia', as your cause, through our Pays to Know Nature Fund, and you'll be earning them rewards for each correct ID you provide.
Explore sightings by map
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 thanks to Advance Queensland Government funding.