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Spiders from Kiwirrkurra

April 5, 2016 by Bush Blitz
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…
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Bush Blitz dives deep

March 1, 2016 by Bush Blitz
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…
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Where should we look for new species?

January 1, 2016 by Bush Blitz
We are often asked how we decide where to conduct Bush Blitz expeditions. In its early stages, Bush Blitz was limited to surveying recent additions to the National Reserve System, which made the choice of locations relatively easy: we went…
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Bush Blitz Team blog

June 15, 2015 by Bush Blitz
Spitting Spider on Coringa Islet (S 16o 58’, E 149o54’) Under the Octopus Bushes (Argusia argentia) on Coringa South-west Islet a slow crawling Spitting Spider (Scytodidae) surfaced on the litter.  Spitting Spiders have long gangly legs and six eyes arranged…
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Shellie Cashmore

June 14, 2015 by Bush Blitz
Yarram Secondary College - Yarram, Victoria Yarram Secondary College provides quality learning opportunities for students in years 7-12 in a rural community 220 kilometres east of Melbourne. The township of Yarram has a population of 2,100 and the College has…
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Keith Martin-Smith

June 14, 2015 by Bush Blitz
The Hutchins School - Hobart, Tasmania The Hutchins School is an Anglican day and boarding school for boys from pre-kindergarten to Year 12. Established in 1846, Hutchins is one of the oldest continually operating schools in Australia. Dr Martin-Smith's Diary…
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