Staff from the Australian National Herbarium will be in the field lab. The Herbarium is not accessible to the public so this is a great opportunity to find out about the work that goes on there. They will be happy to talk you through displays of plant specimens, keys, research projects and how plant specimens […]
Olivia Evangelista (Australian National Insect Collection) is one of the entomologists on the ACT Bush Blitz and will be in the field lab from 10am to 2pm. Come and learn about the fascinating diversity of insects in the ACT region. We will have displays illustrating the local fauna, including beetles, wasps, bees, and many other interesting […]
David Paul is the photographer on the ACT Bush Blitz. Marvel at David’s images and get tips on nature photography! David will demonstrate the effect of lighting changes on photographic results and the benefit of fast shooting in a semi-controlled environment. Chat to David in the lab or join him in the Gardens for a […]
Robert Raven (Queensland Museum) is the spider expert on the ACT Bush Blitz. Robert has been on several Bush Blitz expeditions and has described more funnelweb, trapdoor and tarantula species than any person living or dead! Meet some live spiders and find out the answers to some spider-related questions including: How do you know which […]
Yu-Chi Lin is one of the entomologists on the ACT Bush Blitz. Come and see some of the smallest and most exquisite moths in the world and how they are prepared for museum collections. Yu-Chi will be in the field lab from 10am to 12.30pm.
Matt Beitzel (Aquatic Ecologist, ACT Government) and Michael Hammer (Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory) are the fish experts on the ACT Bush Blitz. Matt and Michael will be in the field lab from 11am to 1pm. Visit them to: see live fish and crayfish, and learn about the features used to identify […]