- Thursday 12 July 2018
Hundreds of curious minds with sharp eyes have ventured outdoors to explore the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary and take part in this year’s Eco-hunt adventure.
Eager eco-hunters can download the free QuestaGame app, submit their sightings and receive expert feedback and points for sightings based on their rarity.
Prizes including a $100 voucher for Whites IGA in Bli Bli and a $100 voucher from River Shore Resort will go to the highest overall score and the eco-hunter that snaps the best find in the sanctuary and every eco-hunter who submits three or more sightings from the will go into the draw to win a family pass for Maroochy Nature Cruises.
An exciting new category has also been created for the eco-hunter who correctly identifies the most sightings. If you correctly identify the sightings, with the help of Questagame’s online bio-expertise tool, you will also be in the running to win a family pass with Maroochy Nature Cruises.
With just a few days left of the winter school holidays, families across the Coast have been exploring the wetlands and snapping hundreds of pictures of as many birds, butterflies, fungi, plants, insects and crabs with 238 sightings submitted, 47 species already mapped and more than 1100 identifications logged through the Questagame app.
Last year’s inaugural competition proved popular with kids across the Coast with hundreds of eager eco-hunters converging on the Maroochy Wetlands to snap some amazing pictures of the local wildlife.
The sightings also contribute to mapping Australia’s biodiversity with pictures being added to CSIRO’s Atlas of Living Australia and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility records.