These Bush Blitz TeachLive teachers are holding a Macleay’s Spectre Stick Insect (Extatosoma tiaratum) they met at the ACT Bush Blitz community day. For more highlights of the ACT Bush Blitz, held in November and December 2018, take a look at this great little video on YouTube.
During August and September 2017, a Bush Blitz took place at Mungo National Park in south-western NSW. Scientists recorded approximately 321 species, 153 of which had not previously been recorded in the area. The report mentions that 32 of the species collected were probably new to science (1 bee, 15 true bugs and 16 spiders). […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]