Tasmanian Bush Blitzes featured on radio 936 ABC Hobart

Dr Catherine Byrne from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Dr Gintaras Kantvilas from the Tasmanian Herbarium were interviewed following the Bush Blitzes of south west Tasmania and Bruny Island. Bush blitzer returns with hundreds of specimens – Dr Catherine Byrne That’s not a smear on a rock – it’s a rare lichen! – […]

Spiders from Kiwirrkurra

Dr Barbara Baehr’s results have come through from the Kiwirrkurra Bush Blitz. A memory: Barbara bustles into the little demountable building that was our office at Kiwirrkurra. It is mid-morning, and she has returned from her first day checking the spider pitfall traps. Underneath her broad-brimmed hat her face is ruddy, radiant, glowing with happiness. […]

Bush Blitz dives deep

From the deserts of central Australia to the wet topics of the top end right down to the alpine areas of Tasmanian Bush Blitz scientists have discovered new species and made thousands of new records. Surveying some of the remotest places in Australia isn’t always easy so 4WDs and helicopters are the usual way these scientists get to work each day. But […]