If you’re interested in waterbugs, citizen science, or just curious about the health of local waterways then our BioBlitzevents are for you.

A Bioblitz, also referred to as a biological inventory or census, is a one-day event that aims to provide a comprehensive tally of the diverse array of plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms inhabiting a specific location.

Two Bioblitz events are held each year in the Northern and Yorke region. Community groups and organisations, individuals and staff join forces with aquatic ecologists to collect as much information as possible about the macroinvertebrates (waterbugs) and water quality of a catchment.

You'll learn from experts on how to collect waterbug samples from pools and watercourses plus measure water quality along our local waterways.

The Bioblitz program links closely with our Waterwatch program and other citizen science programs to help create a fuller picture of the trends and health indicators of our waterways.


Join us this year:

  • Friday, 4 October 2024 in Clare
  • Friday, 1 November in the Barossa

If you would like to be involved please contact the Community Engagement Officer

Other resources

Australian BioBlitz Hub

National Waterbug Blitz