Great Victoria Desert SA, 2017

In September 2017, a Bush Blitz was conducted on Maralinga Tjarutja Lands in the Great Victoria Desert, South Australia. More than 1600 species were recorded and at least 50 of those may be completely new to science (6 bees, 2 wasps, 1 beetle, 8 true bugs, 27 jumping plantlice and 6 spiders). Four threatened plant […]

Cape Range WA Bush Blitz June 2019

From 17-28 June 2019 we’re holding a Bush Blitz in the North West Cape region of Western Australia near Exmouth, focussing on Cape Range National Park. The North West Cape peninsula is floristically rich for an arid limestone environment and supports populations of flora from temperate, arid and tropical areas. Habitats for fauna include mangroves, […]

ACT Bush Blitz highlights video

These Bush Blitz TeachLive teachers are holding a Macleay’s Spectre Stick Insect (Extatosoma tiaratum) they met at the ACT Bush Blitz community day. For more highlights of the ACT Bush Blitz, held in November and December 2018, take a look at this great little video on YouTube.

Mungo National Park NSW, 2017

During August and September 2017, a Bush Blitz took place at Mungo National Park in south-western NSW. Scientists recorded approximately 321 species, 153 of which had not previously been recorded in the area. The report mentions that 32 of the species collected were probably new to science (1 bee, 15 true bugs and 16 spiders). […]

Sharing a passion

Bush Blitz scientists, citizen scientists and local community groups shared their passion for Australia’s amazing biodiversity with members of the public during the Bush Blitz at the Australian National Botanic Gardens last weekend. Canberrans who weren’t put off by some early wild weather had a unique opportunity to learn from the experts, joining them in […]