Backyard Species Discovery Weekly Challenge

In the lead up to National Science Week we are setting 10 weekly challenges to support our Backyard Species Discovery virtual Bush Blitz.

Each Wednesday, starting June 10, a new challenge will be posted here as well as on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels.

The challenge will be open for 1 week and the winning entry will be posted here as well as on social media on the following Friday.

The winner will receive a (AUD) $30 e-voucher to Snowgum Travel and Adventurewear online store and an official Bush Blitz cap.

We encourage groups entries as well, so if you are a class, Scout/Guide or Landcare group, get together and join the challenge! There will be extra prizes for winning group entries.

 

Weekly Challenges

Week 1 – Make your observations count

Week 2 – Discovering cryptogams

Week 3 – Discovering invertebrates

Week 4 – More than Eight

Week 5 – Plant a native

Week 6 – Build a native bee hotel

Week 7 – Plant invaders!

Week 8 – The early BIRD catches the worm

Week 9 – What’s that sound?   CLOSES MIDNIGHT AEST WEDNESDAY 12 AUGUST

Competition Terms and conditions

Winners

Week 1 – Make your observations count

Tips for Photographing Fungi by Felix Harper  WINNER

Photographing minibeasts with your smartphone by Claudia Schipp  HIGHLY COMMENDED

Week 2 – Discovering cryptogams

Daphne (kalimata)  WINNER

Students of Kongwak Junior School  HIGHLY COMMENDED

Week 3 – Discovering invertebrates

Kristi Ellingsen (zosterops99)  WINNER

Week 4 – More than Eight

Simon Ong (simono)  WINNER

Week 5 – Plant a native

Julia Jasonsmith  WINNER (Julia planted Leptorhynchos elongatus (Lanky Buttons) in her nature strip as part of her re-establishment of grassland species native to the Canberra region)

Week 6 – Build a native bee hotel

Isaac  WINNER

Week 7 – Plant invaders!

Tim (twan3253)  WINNER

Week 8 – The early BIRD catches the worm

Daphne (kalimata)  WINNER

Narelle & Ava (narelle_b)  HIGHLY COMMENDED