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Great Victoria Desert SA, 2017

In September 2017, a Bush Blitz was conducted on Maralinga Tjarutja Lands in the Great Victoria Desert, South Australia. More than 1600 species were recorded and at least 50 of those may be completely new to science (6 bees, 2 wasps, 1 beetle, 8 true bugs, 27 jumping plantlice and 6 spiders). Four threatened plant […]

ACT Bush Blitz highlights video

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.

Mungo National Park NSW, 2017

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). […]

Bush Blitz to continue until 2023

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 […]

Lake Torrens SA, 2016

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 […]