Go out in nature and play a biodiversity bingo.
The plants and animals on the sheet are common across the country and even possible to find in a garden. Some parts of the country the flora and wildlife differs, but this is also where you can make your own bingo sheet.
Choose an area of preference and pick species that are local and easy to find. You don’t have to pick the same category of species, you can mix it up with different kinds of animals - for example, bumble bees, praying mantis, copper skink and tui.
Half the pleasure can be making your own sheet of what you would like to find and see.
So after this - just get out and start playing. Don’t expect to finish the sheet off straight away unless you are lucky. If you cannot find a raukawa gecko, a skin or another native lizard will be okay too. Same goes for the painted weta, a normal tree weta will work too
You can also report your finding on the nature watch app, Inaturalist, se we can get a better understanding on where things live and can be observed.
Download bingo sheet
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