There must be something in the water…

This competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered!  Upload images of three aquatic (marine or freshwater) plants or animals to the Backyard Species Discovery project, and enter by 2 September 2020, for a chance to win a copy of ‘Marine plants of Australia’ by John M. Huisman, published December 2019. If you’re […]

Backyard Species Discovery Weekly Challenge

Update: These weekly challenges have now finished but you can still take part in the Backyard Species Discovery project and associated competitions! 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 […]

Blitzing Little Desert National Park

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 […]