Lake Torrens Bush Blitz in pictures

The Bush Blitz crew has headed to Lake Torrens in South Australia with a team of scientists from the South Australian Museum, Herbarium of South Australia, Flinders University, University of Adelaide, Queensland Museum and La Trobe University in search of bees, stygofauna (animals that live in groundwater), lizards, snails, spiders, plants and fungi.

Monday August 29 2016

And they’re off. Bush Blitz scientists begin collecting at Standard Survey Site 1.

And they’re off. Bush Blitz scientists begin collecting at Standard Survey Site 1.

Tony Robinson meticulously raking through leaf litter in search of snails.

Tony Robinson meticulously raking through leaf litter in search of snails.

Scientists comb the gibber at Standard Survey Site 2.

Scientists comb the gibber at Standard Survey Site 2.

Javid unexpextedly finds isopods (slaters) in the gibber at Standard Survey Site 2.

Javid unexpectedly finds isopods (slaters) in the gibber at Standard Survey Site 2.

And it rained.

And it rained.

Sunday August 28 2016

Red sky at morning. Rain was forecast for the first few days of the Bush Blitz.

Red sky at morning. Rain was forecast for the first few days of the Bush Blitz.

Friday August 26 2016

The drive in to Andamooka Homestead: Kate and Karl examining Sturt’s Desert Peas.

The drive in to Andamooka Homestead: Kate and Karl examining Sturt’s Desert Peas.