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Residents invited to City’s nature reserves next weekend to participate in Bioblitz<p>The Great Southern Bioblitz takes place annually during springtime in the southern hemisphere, and is aimed at recording the vast biodiversity of our local environment. Using the same model as the City Nature Challenge, cities in the southern hemisphere compete against each other to see who can record the widest range of plant and animal species during the course of the challenge, which will run from 24 November to 27 November 2023.<br></p><p> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /> <br> </p><p>Everyone is encouraged to join in by simply signing up and entering their plant and animal sightings on the iNaturalist app or website, and they will automatically be included in the challenge. To see how Cape Town is doing, visit <a href="">Cape Town's project page on the iNaturalist website</a>.<br></p><p> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /> <br> </p><p>'The Great Southern Bioblitz is a great opportunity for residents to showcase our astonishing natural heritage. Cape Town has its own unique biodiversity with many species being found nowhere else. I encourage residents to join us and participate by visiting the nature reserves in the City that you have never seen before. With reserves such as Wolfgat; Blaauwberg and Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve I am sure residents will be able to record beautiful and unique sightings, especially at this time of year,' said Alderman Eddie Andrews, the City's Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment.<br></p><p> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /> <br> </p><p> <strong>End</strong></p>2023-11-18T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#6ec4174a-5cde-4fbb-b20f-42e26e79bb87;L0|#06ec4174a-5cde-4fbb-b20f-42e26e79bb87|nature reserve;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#4254aaa6-74cd-44b3-812b-4ae7cd46b8bb;L0|#04254aaa6-74cd-44b3-812b-4ae7cd46b8bb|animal;GP0|#ee34cf5b-9fc7-4f39-8c0b-b321cdb18a0e;L0|#0ee34cf5b-9fc7-4f39-8c0b-b321cdb18a0e|Plant identification10

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