Blog Posts

Where should we look for new species?

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 to whichever newly added reserves our scientists were most keen to survey. But as the […]

Bush Blitz Team blog

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 in three groups.  Called a Spitting Spider because of their bizarre prey capture method – […]

Shellie Cashmore

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 approximately 260 students, catering for students from neighbouring townships. Mrs Cashmore’s Diary Day 1

Keith Martin-Smith

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 Day 11 (Wednesday 22 June) 0700: Another radio interview this morning – a bit closer […]