Robert Raven (Queensland Museum) is the spider expert on the ACT Bush Blitz. Robert has been on several Bush Blitz expeditions and has described more funnelweb, trapdoor and tarantula species than any person living or dead! Meet some live spiders and find out the answers to some spider-related questions including: How do you know which […]
Yu-Chi Lin is one of the entomologists on the ACT Bush Blitz. Come and see some of the smallest and most exquisite moths in the world and how they are prepared for museum collections. Yu-Chi will be in the field lab from 10am to 12.30pm.
Matt Beitzel (Aquatic Ecologist, ACT Government) and Michael Hammer (Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory) are the fish experts on the ACT Bush Blitz. Matt and Michael will be in the field lab from 11am to 1pm. Visit them to: see live fish and crayfish, and learn about the features used to identify […]
Find out where in the ACT you can go to ‘explore’ our natural environment. Talk to rangers about the work of ACT Parks and Conservation Service, and the ParkCare volunteers about how you can get involved in caring for our environment. As the biggest land manager in the ACT, Bush Blitz is working closely with […]
Learn how to identify local birds with Canberra Ornithologists Group. Come and chat to a birdwatcher who will answer your bird queries, show you how to use binoculars and help you to identify some local birds. Join a walk through the Gardens to find and identify birds. Walks will run at 10:15am and 11:15am. Places […]
Michael Braby is author of “The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia” and one of the entomologists on the ACT Bush Blitz. The alpine and subalpine country of SE Australia is under increasing threat from climate change. Come and learn more about the butterflies that live in this fragile environment and what needs to […]