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NatureSpot biodiversity surveys is a citizen science project where anyone can contribute to catalogue plants and animals living in our city. Take photos of flora and fauna and upload them onto the NatureSpot website* so we can create a comprehensive species dataset for inner-south Melbourne. Your data will help us identify important habitat areas to enhance food, shelter and refuge to support our beautiful urban biodiversity.

* Submissions are deactivated during non-survey periods.

Ladybird Bird NatureSpot Bottlebrush

NatureSpot Early Winter Survey: 1 - 31 May 2021

312 spots, 193 fauna, 96 flora and 23 fungi spots were submitted by citizen scientists! A full species analysis is currently underway - stay tuned for more information. 

NatureSpot Spring Survey Sep/Oct 2020: 

279 spots, 173 fauna, 120 flora and 6 fungi spots were submitted by citizen scientists ! Read more details in our blog.

The 2020/21 surveys  took place across inner-south Melbourne suburbs (map) (South of the Birrarung from Port Melbourne to Caulfield East and surrounds).

Chocolate Lily, Arthropodium strictum Caper White, Belenois java
Chocolate Lily, Arthropodium strictum
Caper White, Belenois java



Watch NatureSpot tutorials 

How to record your NatureSpot

How to take macro zoom photos

NatureSpot is a partnership project with CrowdSpot.

NatureSpot 2020-21 project received grant funding from the Australian Government’s Communities Environment Program.

Port Phillip NatureSpot 2019-20 was supported by the City of Port Phillip and funded through the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning, Caring for Our Local Environment grant program.

Boon Wurrung Foundation Logo The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.