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 gift 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


Competition Terms and conditions


Winning Entries

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