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 […]

Bush Blitz TeachLive 2018 – applications now open!

WHERE: Protected areas across the ACT region (including Namadgi National Park, Mulligan’s Flat Woodland Sanctuary and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve) WHEN: Thursday 29 November 2018 – Thursday 6 December 2018 (8 days inclusive) WHO: Five Australian teachers of STEM subjects and geography who are currently teaching years 4-12. One place will be allocated to an early career teacher (teaching three […]

Bush Blitz to continue until 2023

On Friday 9 March the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for the Environment and Energy, and Geoff Healy, Chief External Affairs Officer BHP, announced a joint commitment of $11M for Bush Blitz over the next five years. This will continue the partnership between the Australian Government, BHP and Earthwatch Australia until 2023. Over the coming […]

Lake Torrens SA, 2016

During August and September 2016, a Bush Blitz was conducted at South Australia’s Lake Torrens National Park and adjoining pastoral stations. Scientists recorded 944 species, 341 of which had not previously been recorded in the area and 42 may be new to science. One threatened bird species was recorded and six state-listed plant species, including […]

Quinkan Country QLD, 2017

In March 2017, a Bush Blitz was conducted in Quinkan Country in northern Queensland. Scientists recorded approximately 1279 species, 1015 of which had not previously been recorded in the study area and 128 may be new to science. Two threatened animal species and two threatened plant species were recorded. In addition, 12 exotic or pest […]