How are we doing?


As we transition to start using the CAMS app, we are improving the way we report progress. The statistics below are valid at end Sept 2022. Once we have updated figures we will post them.

Last updated 15th September 2022

Since launching our OMB Free Wellington campaign in Jan 2022, we've made steady progress on controlling Old Man's Beard. Here's the number of patches of OMB reported on iNaturalist and the number that have been controlled to date:

with a growing number of monthly reports since 2018:

Here's all the OMB reported and controlled (with a green tick) across Wellington City

You can open this map in your browser here.

Or install it on your device, this will install the ArcGIS Field Maps app and open the CAMS Weed App map. After installing, the map will open by default when you open Field Maps.

Why isn't my OMB showing up on the map?

The map is showing all old man's beard observations on iNaturalist. 

See how to add your OMB to iNaturalist.

Why isn't my OMB showing as being controlled?

We use the observation fields on the Weed Management Aotearoa NZ project on iNaturalist to determine whether the OMB is controlled. We'd love to get more reports of OMB being controlled.

See how to update your observation on iNaturalist.

The data is synchronised hourly from iNaturalist.

Since the seed bank is viable for 10 years, we reset the status of each dot to "Purple - please check" each winter.