Be part of the ABC’s Magical Land of Oz

Inspired by ABC's new nature documentary? You can be part of the magic: upload your sightings of Australian native wildlife to the Atlas of Living Australia.

The premiere of MAGICAL LAND OF OZ will air on the ABC at 7:40pm this Sunday 10 February. It’s the ABC’s first Australian natural history documentary in almost 20 years, and it’s narrated by Barry Humphries (of Dame Edna Everage fame—hello possums!). Now that’s something to celebrate!

Best of all, the Atlas of Living Australia has teamed up with the ABC. Together, we’re encouraging people to explore our amazing country and record the creatures, plants and funky fungi that they see.

To participate, go to Record your Magical Land of Oz.

The photos of animals, plants or fungi that you record will become part of the ALA. Hundreds of Australians have already uploaded the weird, whacky and everyday species they see to the ALA. With our pictures combined, we can help build a more complete picture of Australia’s diversity. The ALA is used by researchers, government and natural resource managers to improve the management outcomes for species.

Maratus Volans. Image credit Michael Doe.

Magical Land of Oz shows Australia’s highest snow peaks to the depths of the frigid and wild southern seas; from its last populations of wild numbats to its largest diorama of giant cuttlefish. It’s a land of diverse beauty, that delights and surprises. The series both entertains and deepens our understanding of how the natural world is made up of not just unique species, but distinct individuals, whose lives are far from predictable.

Watch Magical Land of Oz on ABC and iview.