Preliminary results from the Little Desert Bush Blitz are very exciting. The spider team were particularly successful, finding a diverse array of eight-legged specimens from large wolf spiders to tiny peacock spiders. They are confident of at least 4 putative new species including a jumping spider that looks like a humbug lolly, a peacock spider […]
It’s day one on the Little Desert Bush Blitz in western Victoria! Scientists from Museums Victoria, Melbourne Herbarium, Queensland Museum and the University of NSW are being briefed before they head into the field to begin their first day of collection. They will set up standard pitfall traps to collect reptiles and amphibians, mini pitfall […]
School teachers are invited to a free workshop from 4-6pm on Thursday 5 December 2019 at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Bush Blitz and the Australian National Botanic Gardens have put together a suite of engaging activities to help teachers bring topics like classification and biodiversity to life. Teachers will get hands-on experience of activities […]
In September 2017, a Bush Blitz was conducted on Maralinga Tjarutja Lands in the Great Victoria Desert, South Australia. More than 1600 species were recorded and at least 50 of those may be completely new to science (6 bees, 2 wasps, 1 beetle, 8 true bugs, 27 jumping plantlice and 6 spiders). Four threatened plant […]
From 17-28 June 2019 we’re holding a Bush Blitz in the North West Cape region of Western Australia near Exmouth, focussing on Cape Range National Park. The North West Cape peninsula is floristically rich for an arid limestone environment and supports populations of flora from temperate, arid and tropical areas. Habitats for fauna include mangroves, […]
These Bush Blitz TeachLive teachers are holding a Macleay’s Spectre Stick Insect (Extatosoma tiaratum) they met at the ACT Bush Blitz community day. For more highlights of the ACT Bush Blitz, held in November and December 2018, take a look at this great little video on YouTube.