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Join the Bush Blitz Scavenger Hunt

To celebrate National Science Week, we have launched the Bush Blitz Scavenger Hunt as part of the Sydney Science Trail. Individuals, groups and schools from across Australia are encouraged to take part in the scavenger hunt which closes on Sunday 20 September 2020. You can take part just for fun, or enter our competition to […]

Great Victoria Desert SA, 2017

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 […]

Mungo National Park NSW, 2017

During August and September 2017, a Bush Blitz took place at Mungo National Park in south-western NSW. Scientists recorded approximately 321 species, 153 of which had not previously been recorded in the area. The report mentions that 32 of the species collected were probably new to science (1 bee, 15 true bugs and 16 spiders). […]