Snap Warrumbungle for science

Take and share photos of Warrumbungle National Park to see how it’s recovering from fire.

Warrumbungle National Park. Warrumbungle is a Gamilaroi word meaning crooked mountainsThe next time you visit Warrumbungle National Park, help us keep an eye on how it’s recovering from the devastating 2013 bush fire.

The fire burnt almost 90 per cent of the park, its largest and most intense fire on record.

Track park recovery

Join other citizen scientists in the Warrumbungle Snap to keep an eye on how the park’s recovering.

Take photos from one of two designated spots in the park with your camera or smartphone, then post them online or using an app.

Your photos will join an online gallery of photos from other citizen scientists.

The online gallery is part of a larger research program to monitor how plants, animals and soils are recovering from the 2013 fire.

Warrumbungle Snap app buttonWith a smartphone or tablet

Download the free Warrumbungle Snap app from iTunes or Google Play.

With a camera

Head straight to one of two locations in the park.

Whitegum Lookout, Snap and Share Citizen Science project, Warrumbungles National ParkTake photos at one or both of these locations.

Whitegum Lookout

Look out for white gums, also called inland scribbly gums or Eucalyptus rossii, whose crowns were burnt by the 2013 fire.

The gums began to sprout new leaves within weeks from special epicormics buds under their bark. Eventually, these new shoots develop seeds, which will grow into new trees.

Look out too for Macrozamia cycads, which re sprouted from underground stems two weeks after the fire.

Pincham Car Park

To access the car park, turn left into Pincham Road about 100m past the visitor centre turn off and continue to the end.

With a smartphone or tablet

Upload and share your images with us using the app.

Online

Upload your photos to Atlas of Living Australia's Biological Data Recording System.

You can see other citizen scientists’ photos of the park in an online gallery.

You can also see how areas near John Renshaw Drive and the helipad are recovering.

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