Today I set out in the morning with Seamus Doherty to do a walk in Belair National Park for a hike and to make some observations before the rain set in. For those not from Adelaide, Belair is in the Adelaide hills around 25 minutes from Adelaide City center. The park adjacent is adjacent the hills suburbs of Glenalta, Hawthorndene and Belair. The Park has a number of walking tracks and a diverse range of habitats with various playing fields and recreation facilities set throughout the bush land.
We spent some time along the Echo track going through the Echo Tunnel and spying a golden whistler before the rain started and we decided to call it quits. We were fortunate to make a number of observations for the city nature challenge on the way back, and stopped to talk to several people who asked about the challenge – maybe new recruits?
At the end of the day despite the rain, it looks like we had some good engagement with a whopping 2,338 observations uploaded comprising of 636 species from 108 users. What a great start to the City Nature Challenge by Adelaide!