Fish and crayfish

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 […]

ACT Parks and Conservation Service

Find out where in the ACT you can go to ‘explore’ our natural environment. Talk to rangers about the work of ACT Parks and Conservation Service, and the ParkCare volunteers about how you can get involved in caring for our environment. As the biggest land manager in the ACT, Bush Blitz is working closely with […]


Learn how to identify local birds with Canberra Ornithologists Group. Come and chat to a birdwatcher who will answer your bird queries, show you how to use binoculars and help you to identify some local birds. Join a walk through the Gardens to find and identify birds. Walks will run at 10:15am and 11:15am. Places […]

Butterflies of the high country

Michael Braby is author of “The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia” and one of the entomologists on the ACT Bush Blitz. The alpine and subalpine country of SE Australia is under increasing threat from climate change. Come and learn more about the butterflies that live in this fragile environment and what needs to […]

Insect pollinators

Local expert, Dr Roger Farrow, will lead a two-hour walk through the Gardens to observe a variety of pollinators at work. Discover the many ways flowers attract pollinators and guide them to their pollen. The walk will start at 10:15am and there will be a maximum of 12 participants. Bookings are essential and will be […]