A jar of eyeballs

Day 1 Flying into Roxby Downs, I looked down at the expanse of Lake Torrens from the air and thought……can a barren-looking place like that be home to any life at all? Since then, just two days in, I have been in awe of what I have seen, what is actually alive, and what scientists […]

A new lichen species (Ascomycota) from Namadgi National Park

Micarea eucalypti was collected during a Bush Blitz survey of Namadgi and Kosciuszko National Parks in December 2013. Its description has now been published in Telopea, an open-access, online, internationally peer-reviewed journal of plant systematics. The lichen genus Micarea is mainly northern-temperate in its distribution, with approximately 100 species growing on bark, rock and soil. Twenty-three taxa […]

Lake Torrens Bush Blitz in pictures

The Bush Blitz crew has headed to Lake Torrens in South Australia with a team of scientists from the South Australian Museum, Herbarium of South Australia, Flinders University, University of Adelaide, Queensland Museum and La Trobe University in search of bees, stygofauna (animals that live in groundwater), lizards, snails, spiders, plants and fungi. Monday August 29 […]