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Cape Range WA Bush Blitz June 2019

From 17-28 June 2019 we’re holding a Bush Blitz in the North West Cape region of Western Australia near Exmouth, focussing on Cape Range National Park. The North West Cape peninsula is floristically rich for an arid limestone environment and supports populations of flora from temperate, arid and tropical areas. Habitats for fauna include mangroves, […]

Sharing a passion

Bush Blitz scientists, citizen scientists and local community groups shared their passion for Australia’s amazing biodiversity with members of the public during the Bush Blitz at the Australian National Botanic Gardens last weekend. Canberrans who weren’t put off by some early wild weather had a unique opportunity to learn from the experts, joining them in […]

Bush Blitz TeachLive 2018 – applications now open!

WHERE: Protected areas across the ACT region (including Namadgi National Park, Mulligan’s Flat Woodland Sanctuary and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve) WHEN: Thursday 29 November 2018 – Thursday 6 December 2018 (8 days inclusive) WHO: Five Australian teachers of STEM subjects and geography who are currently teaching years 4-12. One place will be allocated to an early career teacher (teaching three […]

Bradshaw Field Training Area NT, 2017

In May 2017, a Bush Blitz was conducted at Bradshaw Field Training Area in the Northern Territory. Scientists recorded 902 species, 377 of which had not previously been recorded in the park and 15 may be new to science. Six threatened animal species and 27 plant species of conservation significance were recorded. In addition, 8 […]

Name a new species

Name a new species! We asked Australians to help us name a new species of spider discovered by Bush Blitz scientists on an expedition to the Quinkan Country of Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula in 2017. Discovered on a hilltop just outside the town of Laura, he was instantly recognised as a new species of jumping […]