Flora Connections surveys are recorded on paper. We recommend bringing a clipboard and using a dark pencil, because pencils can still write on damp paper.
Full instructions for filling out a data sheet can be found in the complete guide (.PDF, 4 MB).
You can also print this completed example data sheet (.PDF, 0.26 MB) to refer to in the field.
Once your survey is complete, bring it back home and copy it into our online form. We collect data through BioCollect, which makes your surveys immediately accessible to scientists and government agencies.
You will be asked to sign in with your Atlas of Living Australia account. If you don’t have one yet, you can make an ALA account here.
If you can’t do the full survey, you can add a quick two-question observation through the iNaturalist app on iPhone or Android instead.
We want to know how many individuals you’re seeing at the site, and what disturbances have been happening, or will occur in the future. Disturbances include disease, herbivory, human impacts, feral animals, erosion, weeds, flood, drought, and fire.