Tough plants for a harsh environment

By Dr John Westaway Vegetation on the Coral Sea islands was in undisturbed condition and appeared lush and in good health perhaps reflecting recent rainfall, and there were not weeds. The small isolated coral sand cays of the Coral Sea support vegetation communities comprised of a limited suite of hardy plants that can withstand the […]

Bush Blitz Team blog

Spitting Spider on Coringa Islet (S 16o 58’, E 149o54’) Under the Octopus Bushes (Argusia argentia) on Coringa South-west Islet a slow crawling Spitting Spider (Scytodidae) surfaced on the litter.  Spitting Spiders have long gangly legs and six eyes arranged in three groups.  Called a Spitting Spider because of their bizarre prey capture method – […]

Shellie Cashmore

Yarram Secondary College – Yarram, Victoria Yarram Secondary College provides quality learning opportunities for students in years 7-12 in a rural community 220 kilometres east of Melbourne. The township of Yarram has a population of 2,100 and the College has approximately 260 students, catering for students from neighbouring townships. Mrs Cashmore’s Diary Day 1

Keith Martin-Smith

The Hutchins School – Hobart, Tasmania The Hutchins School is an Anglican day and boarding school for boys from pre-kindergarten to Year 12. Established in 1846, Hutchins is one of the oldest continually operating schools in Australia. Dr Martin-Smith’s Diary Day 11 (Wednesday 22 June) 0700: Another radio interview this morning – a bit closer […]

Henbury Station NT, 2013

In May 2013, a Bush Blitz survey was conducted at Henbury Station in the Northern Territory. A total of 297 species were added to those known across the reserve. Among these are 11 putative species new to science. Twelve animal species listed as vulnerable, near threatened or data deficient under the Territory Parks and Wildlife […]