Blog posts

Rare marsupial mole found at Kiwirrkurra

June 12, 2016 by Bush Blitz
The recent discovery and filming of a western marsupial mole (Notoryctes caurinus) by Indigenous rangers near Kiwirrkurra has garnered a lot of media attention. The marsupial mole, which is restricted to the deserts of central and western Australia, is almost never seen,…
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Tasmania’s Wild South West

April 29, 2016 by Bush Blitz
In early February a team of 17 scientists embarked on a Bush Blitz expedition into the remote and magnificent Southwest National Park which forms part of the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area.  This is Tasmania’s largest national park and is…
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Spiders from Kiwirrkurra

April 5, 2016 by Bush Blitz
Dr Barbara Baehr’s results have come through from the Kiwirrkurra Bush Blitz. A memory: Barbara bustles into the little demountable building that was our office at Kiwirrkurra. It is mid-morning, and she has returned from her first day checking the…
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Bush Blitz dives deep

March 1, 2016 by Bush Blitz
From the deserts of central Australia to the wet topics of the top end right down to the alpine areas of Tasmanian Bush Blitz scientists have discovered new species and made thousands of new records. Surveying some of the remotest places in…
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Where should we look for new species?

January 1, 2016 by Bush Blitz
We are often asked how we decide where to conduct Bush Blitz expeditions. In its early stages, Bush Blitz was limited to surveying recent additions to the National Reserve System, which made the choice of locations relatively easy: we went…
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Bush Blitz Team blog

June 15, 2015 by Bush Blitz
Spitting Spider on Coringa Islet (S 16o 58’, E 149o54’) Under the Octopus Bushes (Argusia argentia) on Coringa South-west Islet a slow crawling Spitting Spider (Scytodidae) surfaced on the litter.  Spitting Spiders have long gangly legs and six eyes arranged…
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