Reptile team

Christiana, Damien, Jessica and Ian from the Australian National University are part of the ACT Bush Blitz reptile team.

More than 60 species of reptiles call the ACT home. From long necked turtles and water dragons that live along our waterways, to blue-tongue skinks in our backyards, come learn about the ACT’s native reptiles.

  • Guess that reptile! Try your hand at telling apart dragons from skinks, and geckos from snakes.
  • Learn about how to make your garden a little more lizard friendly.

In the Lab: Come meet Christiana, Damien, Jessica, and Ian, and ask them all your reptile-related questions.

Out in the Field: Take a short walk with one of the Reptile-Crew, and see if you can spot some of the Garden’s scaly inhabitants. We’ll walk the gardens and try to think like a lizard, to see Canberra from their perspective. Walks will take place at 10:30am, 11:30am and 1:30pm and last approximately 30 minutes. Places are limited and bookings (essential) will be taken from 10am on the day.

Eastern Blue-tongue (Tiliqua scincoides)

White-lipped Snake (Drysdalia coronoides)