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Tarkine Tasmania, 2015

April 16, 2017 by Bush Blitz
In January to February 2015, a Bush Blitz was conducted in the Tarkine region of north-western Tasmania. Scientists recorded 1430 species, of which 1067 had not previously been recorded in the region and 34 may be new to science. While…
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Kiwirrkurra IPA, 2015

April 12, 2017 by Bush Blitz
In September 2015, a Bush Blitz was conducted at Kiwirrkurra Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) in Western Australia. Scientists recorded 664 species, at least 375 of which had not previously been recorded in the IPA and 42 may be new to…
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A day in the outdoor office

March 24, 2017 by Bush Blitz
One day, the team from the Quinkan Bush Blitz made plant collections on a traverse from the top of this sandstone plateau through a rainforest gully and emerged onto the flats of the upper Mosman River. The view from the…
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Up close and personal with Quinkan critters

March 20, 2017 by Bush Blitz
Spider expert, Dr Robert Raven, had to think like a tarantula to catch this specimen. If you think you're brave enough, check out this close-up footage of a few of the critters that he and other scientists have found on the…
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More visitors to the Quinkan lab

March 16, 2017 by Bush Blitz
A day after our school visit, the Quinkan Bush Blitz lab was thrown open to the community to share our work and finds so far. More than thirty locals enjoyed a sumptuous barbecue at the Laura Roadhouse, chatting with the scientists…
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Bush Blitz scientists go back to school

March 15, 2017 by Bush Blitz
See how our scientists go when they are asked to go - "back to school". Nine Laura State School students and three teaching staff shared their wonder for nature, hunger for learning and contagious enthusiasm with the Bush Blitz scientists during…
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