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First Ipswich Eco-Hunt puts biodiversity in focus

Simply taking pictures of insects, animals and plants could win you a fantastic prize in Ipswich City Council’s inaugural Ipswich Eco-Hunt.

Just download the QuestaGame app on your smartphone, visit White Rock – Spring Mountain Conservation Estate, walk along the trails and snap as many pictures as you can of different birds, insects, animals and plants.

The prizes up for grabs in the Ipswich Eco-Hunt include two nights at Montville Country Cabins, Spicers Hidden Vale experiences, vouchers to outdoor supply retailers and handy field resources such as binoculars and local guidebooks.

Infrastructure and Environment General Manager Charlie Dill said the Eco-Hunt challenge was a great way to celebrate National Biodiversity Month.

“The QuestaGame app is easy to use and the whole family can enjoy taking part in this,” he said.

“Not only is the app interesting, the sightings that are listed actually contribute to mapping Australia’s biodiversity – with the data added to CSIRO’s Atlas of Living Australia.”

Ipswich is home to more than 2,000 recorded species of native plants and animals, including a number of rare and threatened species.

Ipswich Eco-Hunt is open from 9 September to 7 October.

Players will be required to stay on the trails while exploring White Rock – Spring Mountain Conservation Estate.

Download QuestaGame from your app store. For more information see questagame.com/ipswich

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