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 […]

Flinders Island Tasmania, 2014

In March 2014, a Bush Blitz survey was conducted on Flinders Island in Bass Strait. At least 643 species were new records for the island, including 39 species believed to be new to science. One threatened and 7 exotic and pest invertebrate species were observed, while 10 threatened and 12 exotic flora species were recorded Flinders Island […]