Bruny Island Tasmania, 2016

In February 2016, a Bush Blitz was conducted on Bruny Island in Tasmania. Scientists recorded 848 species, at least 591 of which had not previously been recorded in the study area and 63 may be new to science. One threatened animal species, 30 exotic or pest animal species and one exotic seaweed species were recorded. […]

Southwest National Park Tasmania, 2016

In February 2016, a Bush Blitz was conducted in southern Tasmania. Scientists recorded 1244 species, at least 458 of which had not previously been recorded in the region and 64 may be new to science. Two threatened animal species and six threatened plants were recorded, as well as 17 exotic or pest animal species and […]

Tarkine Tasmania, 2015

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 many of the inland sites visited were pristine and free of exotic species, 23 exotic […]

Kiwirrkurra IPA, 2015

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 science. Three threatened animal species were recorded as well as six exotic or pest animal […]

A day in the outdoor office

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 front of the chopper showed us what we were in for – I’m glad we’d […]