Atlas of Living Aust,

My arts project was recently posted to ALA see http://www.ala.org.au/blogs-news/spotlight-on-ala-users-visual-artist-peter-forward/

I add to Atlas of Living Australia’s data base when I take photos or recognize a species. Ordinary citizens can help here by  building knowledge about what is in our wild places and even backyards. If I cannot identify the plant or animal I log it to WOMPA which is part of the Bowerbird database. These databases apparently combine their sightings, although I’m not sure about this. After entering to WOMPA experts will view the photo for identification. Don’t forget to place a car key or coin or matchbox next to the object to show size. ALA is also great for me when making my sculptures.

ALA is also working with First People, see

cheeky-yams

Jalma (Cheeky Yam, Dioscorea bulbifera)

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