Bega Valley residents looking to make the most of the outdoors can get involved in the Great Southern Bioblitz starting on Friday October 22.
The four day Bioblitz will feature a range of outdoor activities that can be done individually or in groups within the Bega Valley.
The goal of the Bioblitz is to create the biggest list of flora and fauna species, to better understand the biodiversity living within the Bega Valley.
"All you need to do is register with iNaturalist and add your sightings of wildlife and nature, either with the easy to use app, or via the database on the Atlas of Life's iNaturalist page.
The following events will be on offer over the four days:
Friday October 22
1.30-3.30pm - Panboola Wetlands nature walk at Bullara Street, Pambula.
Saturday October 23
11am - 1pm - The Towamba Cemetery Bioblitz is a mini bioblitz that focuses on plants and life in cemeteries, reservations are essential and can be made at life-in-our-cemeteries-towamba.paperform.
4.30-630pm - The Estuary walk will be held in Spencer Park, Merimbula and people can look for Sea Slugs.
7.30pm - From nightfall people can take part in the moth hunt. Hang a white sheet on the wall under an outside light and see what visitors show up.
Sunday October 24
An all day Sea Slug Census which can be undertaken at any of the region's rock pools and estuaries, by walkers, snorkellers and divers.
Other events that can be done throughout the four days include:
A study of your own backyard
The Atlas of Life encourages people to see what natives they can spot in their own backyards, be it insects, lizards plants, birds or other living creatures.
Parrot photo competition
Ms Hepburn said the Atlas of Life had a special focus on parrots this year due to increasing need for certain threatened species to be recorded.
"We are running a gang-gang nesting project and we are also especially looking out for glossy black cockatoos," Ms Hepburn said.
"Both of these species are now threatened and we are keen to find out how many are living in our area, especially after the fires."
The Atlas of Life will be offering prizes for the best images of these two species, and will later organise an exhibition of some great parrot images that are uploaded.
To find out more on the events and the bioblitz overall, read our full story: Bega Valley citizen scientists join southern hemisphere's largest bioblitz
Atlas of Life said they will be keeping an eye on the iNaturalist database and sharing some of the sightings made on their Facebook Page.
Ms Hepburn said if people who aren't part of iNaturalist find anything they'd like to share, they are welcome to send their photos and findings to her at: email@example.com.
Otherwise if people need help registering or using iNaturalist, Ms Hepburn said she'd be happy to help, and can be contacted either through email or phone 0458 798 990.