The Bush Blitz aquatic team has been diving deep around Gabo Island just off the coast of Mallacoota bringing back some amazing images of creatures great and small.
The Bush Blitz team is off into the field again, this time base camp is located in the beautiful seaside town of Mallacoota in the heart of the Croajingalong National Park. Over the next 7 days scientists from Museum Victoria, the National Herbarium of Victoria, Melbourne University and the University of NSW will be searching both land and […]
BHP Billiton employees Aimee Bennett, Candice Burvill, Ingrid Flemons, John Forsyth, Mary Thatcher, Matthew Kavanagh, Peter Olds and Josh Gatt have spent the last week working alongside scientists in the Lake Torrens and Roxby Downs regions of South Australia. They have helped catch bees and wasps with butterfly nets, collected plants, dug up spiders, wrestled ferocious […]
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 […]
The kids of the Roxby Downs community in north eastern South Australia had a wonderful time on Sunday meeting scientists and some of their more “interesting” finds from the Lake Torrens Bush Blitz currently underway. The community day, held at the Roxby Downs Lions park, was not just for the young. Budding scientists of all […]
After discovering a tiny dancing peacock spider on a Bush Blitz expedition, Dr Barbara Baehr of the Queensland Museum decided to pay tribute to one of the world’s most iconic classical ballet dancers, Li Cunxin, by naming the new species in his honour. Li Cunxin is most famous for his autobiography Mao’s Last Dancer, which […]