Bush Blitz badge

Bush Blitz is running a nature challenge that encourages young people to record the plants and animals in their local area. Scouts and Girl Guides who complete at least one of the 3 Bush Blitz challenges, will earn the badge for addition to their camp blanket. The challenges use iNaturalist (an easy to use online […]

Rugged, remote Rungulla

The latest Bush Blitz species discovery expedition is taking place in Rungulla National Park, spectacular rugged country, 500 km southwest of Cairns. Rungulla (pronounced Roong-ala) National Park is on Ewamian (pronounced Oor-a-min) Country and is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. We are working with Ewamian cultural representatives, park rangers and scientists to […]

New Lichens of the Apple Isle

In March 2021 a Bush Blitz was undertaken on the Australian Defence Force property of Stony Head in northern Tasmania. This one expedition found over 200 species of lichen with at least 4 of them new to science!   Check out the New lichens of Tasmania fact sheet developed with the help of the Tasmanian […]

Weird and wonderful discoveries from the deep

In July 2021 Bush Blitz partnered with Museums Victoria and Parks Australia in the Investigating the Indian Oceans Territory voyage on board the CSIRO National Marine Facility’s RV Investigator. These are some of the amazing deep sea creatures discovered by experts from various research institutions across Australia during that voyage. Check out the Bush Blitz […]

Little Desert, Victoria 2019

Little Desert, Victoria 2019: Bush Blitz expedition report summarises the initial scientific findings of the Bush Blitz expedition that took place from 21 October to 1 November 2019. At least 905 species were recorded during the Bush Blitz and 17 of those may be completely new to science (2 bees, 1 moth, 8 true bugs […]