ACT for Bees

Come and be a bee and help to pollinate flowers. We’ll have a display of all types of bee hotels especially for native bees which will inspire you to go home and make one! Plus a good range of books on Australian native bee identification. ACT for Bees is a local community group.

Insect collecting

Ryan Shofner (University of NSW), Nikolai Tatarnic (Western Australia Museum) and Gary Taylor (University of Adelaide) are entomologists on the ACT Bush Blitz team. Join Ryan, Nik and Gary on a search for insects: Make your own pooter and learn some of the techniques used to collect insects Be amazed at the variety of tiny […]


Tom North is Manager of the National Seed Bank and Damian Wrigley is National Coordinator of the Australian Seed Bank Partnership. Join Tom and Damian for a unique opportunity to: learn how they collect seed from plants to ensure that species are saved in the seed bank find out about the work of seed banks across Australia […]


Dr Simone Louwhoff is the lichen expert on the ACT Bush Blitz. Get up close and personal with lichens – view a miniature world under the microscope. Drop into the field lab any time between 1pm and 3pm to meet Simone. Look at the features that make up lichens, find out how they stay alive and […]

Canberra Nature Map

Photograph any plant, animal or mushroom at the Gardens, at home or any other place of interest. Bring your camera or smartphone and be shown how to load images into Canberra Nature Map and have the wildlife in your image identified by one of over 80 online expert moderators. The Canberra Nature Map project is […]