Olkola Country, Queensland, 2015

In July 2015, a Bush Blitz was conducted on land managed by the Olkola Aboriginal Corporation on Cape York Peninsula, Queensland. More than a third of the 897 species found had not previously been recorded on Olkola Country, and 57 species may be new to science. Three threatened species were recorded, as well as eight […]

Carnarvon Station Reserve, Queensland, 2014

In October 2014, a Bush Blitz was conducted at Carnarvon Station Reserve, a Bush Heritage property in Central Queensland. Scientists recorded 1125 species, of which 705 had not previously been recorded on the reserve and 127 may be new to science. Six threatened species were recorded, as well as 13 exotic or pest animal species […]

Bush Blitz TeachLive – engaging high school students in science

The future of conservation depends on the skills and tools of science teachers. High school teacher Keith Martin-Smith argues that field trips, real and virtual, are pivotal to engaging students. In a beautiful article written for the well known Wildlife Australia Magazine, Keith Martin-Smith from Hobart Tasmania, talks about engaging his students in meaningful way and his experience as […]

Lucky students share discoveries on Bush Blitz

Eight lucky year 10 and 11 students from the Methodist Ladies College in Melbourne, spent a day and a night discovering the hidden wonders of Croajingolong National Parks’ World Heritage. Thanks to the Methodist Ladies College, Bush Blitz has been able to locate base camp for the far east part of the Croajingolong Bush Blitz at the Marshmead field station. […]