Bush Blitz at the Australian National Botanic Gardens!

WHEN: 10am – 3pm, Sunday 2 December 2018

Everyone is invited to take part in the next Bush Blitz during a fun-filled and fascinating day at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra.

  • Join Bush Blitz scientists as they find out what lives at the Gardens.
  • Visit the scientists in their field lab and discover how they prepare and identify specimens.
  • Take part in a range of hands-on activities that will teach you how to identify more of the amazing plants and animals that call the ACT home.

Every Bush Blitz involves many partnerships and the ACT Bush Blitz is no exception. We’re working with a wide range of professionals and citizen scientists to offer a diverse range of activities at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

PLAN YOUR DAY:

Click on the links below for details. There may be some unexpected changes so please recheck details before you head on over. When you arrive, come straight to the field lab in the Crosbie Morrison Building (follow signs from the café). Bookings for activities with limited numbers will be taken at the information station there. We are looking forward to seeing you!

LEARN ABOUT… SUITABLE FOR… THANKS TO…
From field collection to herbarium specimen All ages ACT Bush Blitz scientists
Lichens All ages ACT Bush Blitz scientist
Insect collecting All ages ACT Bush Blitz scientists
Diversity of insects in the ACT All ages ACT Bush Blitz scientist
Velvet ants All ages + adults ACT Bush Blitz scientist
Crickets and grasshoppers of Black Mountain All ages ACT Bush Blitz scientist
Butterflies of the high country All ages ACT Bush Blitz scientist
The world of tiny moths All ages ACT Bush Blitz scientist
Spiders All ages ACT Bush Blitz scientists
Frogs All ages ACT Bush Blitz scientists
Reptiles All ages ACT Bush Blitz scientists
Fish and crayfish All ages ACT Bush Blitz scientists
Close-up plant/animal photography All ages ACT Bush Blitz photographer
Plants and animals at the pop-up library All ages Australian National Botanic Gardens Library
Australian Plant Image Index All ages Australian Plant Image Index
ClimateWatch and the Australian National Botanic Gardens All ages Gardens’ volunteer guides
Exploring and caring for Canberra’s natural environment All ages ACT Parks and Conservation Service
Using Canberra Nature Map All ages Canberra Nature Map
Native bees All ages ACT for Bees
Insect pollinators Adults Dr Roger Farrow
Reptiles and other nature around Canberra All ages Field Naturalists Association of Canberra, ACT Herpetological Association, Friends of Grasslands
Birdwatching All ages Canberra Ornithologists Group
Drawing insects and keeping a nature journal All ages NatureArt Lab
Seeds 10 years+ National Seed Banks, Australian Seed Bank Partnership
Aquatic invertebrates All ages Waterwatch
Being a citizen scientist, discovering spiders and jewel beetles All ages Stuart Harris

Unless specific times are mentioned, activities will take place throughout the event.