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Find out how to answer specific flora and fauna questions
These are step-by-step examples of some of the tasks that Just-a-Minute Plants and Just-a-Minute Animals are designed to perform.  
Each tutorial has a Web and Desktop example.

 
Web Desktop

Tutorial 1 [PDF 1.4 Mb]

Investigate Alpine Egernia (Egernia guthega).

  • Find the animal in Just-a-Minute Animals.
  • View full-sized photographs of the species
  • Print, or save as a PDF document, a combined photograph, written description and distribution map of the species.
  • Plot the distribution of the species on a map of Victoria.
  • Display the same distribution on a map high resolution map centred on the Victorian Alps.
  • Export that map as a PDF document.

The products of this task should be:

  • A printed page, or saved PDF document, with a photograph, written description and distribution map of Alpine Egernia
  • A printed page or saved PDF document with the distribution of Alpine Egernia plotted as one-minute grids on a 1:100,000 map of Victorian Alps.
  Tutorial 1 [PDF 2.7 Mb]

Investigate Alpine Egernia (Egernia guthega).

  • Find the animal in Just-a-Minute Animals.
  • View full-sized photographs of the species
  • Print a combined photograph, written description and distribution map of the species.
  • Plot the distribution of the species on a map of Victoria.
  • Display the same distribution on a map high resolution map centred on the Victorian Alps.
  • Export that map as a Windows Metafile (WMF) document.

The products of this task should be:

  • A printed page with a photograph, written description and distribution map of Alpine Egernia
  • A printed page or saved WMF document with the distribution of Alpine Egernia plotted as one-minute grids on a 1:100,000 map of Victorian Alps.

Tutorial 2 [PDF 2.4 Mb]

The Baluk Willam Nature Conservation Reserve is well-known for its orchids. Use Just a Minute – Victorian Plants to crate a list of all orchid species found in the reserve. 

  • Find the location of the Baluk Willam reserve
  • Sketch a search area around the reserve (with a generous buffer) 
  • Summarise a list of all plant species found in the search area. 
  • Refine the list to include only orchids
  • Save the list of species in a PDF document.

The products of this task should be:

  • A PDF document with all orchid species recorded from the search area showing the common name, scientific name, conservation status, family and most recent record for each.

Tutorial 2 [PDF 3.4 Mb]

The Baluk Willam Nature Conservation Reserve is well-known for its orchids. Use Just a Minute – Victorian Plants to crate a list of all orchid species found in the reserve. 

  • Find the location of the Baluk Willam reserve
  • Sketch a search area around the reserve (with a generous buffer) 
  • Summarise a list of all plant species found in the search area. 
  • Refine the list to include only orchids
  • Save the list of species in a Rich Text document.

The products of this task should be:

  • A Rich Text document with all orchid species recorded from the search area showing the common name, scientific name, conservation status, family and most recent record for each.

Tutorial 3 [PDF 2.7 Mb]

You are in the Langhi Ghiran park and have found a small, non-woody plant with tiny blue flowers in tight clusters at the ends of the stems.  Use the Just a Minute – Victorian Plants package to find out what it is.

  • Find the Langi Ghiran park on a map of Victoria (use the gazetteer).
  • Zoom in on a magnified map tile for close examination of the area
  • Sketch an area which covers the park and a small buffer. 
  • Generate a list of all plant species found in the search area. 
  • Use the filters to select the characters, Medium Herb, Clustered Flower  type, and Flowers Blue or Purple.
  • View the results and examine each plant photograph and description to determine which is the best fit.

The products of this task should be:

  • A printed page or PDF document showing a photograph-description-map combination for Brunonia australis (Blue Pincushion).

Tutorial 3 [PDF 2.9 Mb]

You are in the Langhi Ghiran park and have found a small, non-woody plant with tiny blue flowers in tight clusters at the ends of the stems.  Use the Just a Minute – Victorian Plants package to find out what it is.

  • Find the Langi Ghiran park on a map of Victoria (use the gazetteer).
  • Zoom in on a magnified map tile for close examination of the area
  • Sketch an area which covers the park and a small buffer. 
  • Generate a list of all plant species found in the search area. 
  • Use the filters to select the characters, Medium Herb, Clustered Flower  type, and Flowers Blue or Purple.
  • View the results and examine each plant photograph and description to determine which is the best fit.

The products of this task should be:

  • A printed page showing a photograph-description-map combination for Brunonia australis (Blue Pincushion).