Aquatic invertebrates

The ACT Waterwatch program is a community engagement initiative that aims to encourage and support the community to take responsibility for improving the quality of water in the catchment. Aquatic macro-invertebrates (water bugs) vary in their sensitivity to changes in the environment and by identifying the number and types of water bugs in the water, […]

NatureArt Lab

NatureArt Lab offers unique art courses and workshops focusing on art inspired by nature. Visitors of all ages are invited to join NatureArt Lab for FREE 30-minute insect drawing workshops at 10:15am, 11:15am, 1:15pm and 2:15pm. Places are limited and bookings (essential) will be taken from 10am on the day. If you don’t make it onto […]


Tom North and Lydia Guja manage the National Seed Bank and Damian Wrigley is National Coordinator of the Australian Seed Bank Partnership. Join Tom, Lydia and Damian for a unique opportunity to: learn how they collect seed from plants to ensure that species are saved in the seed bank find out about the work of seed banks […]

Australian Plant Image Index

The Australian Plant Image Index (APII), an authoritative and national photographic collection of Australia’s flora, is housed at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. The aim of APII is to have good quality images of every Australian native and naturalised plant in order to provide a botanical representation of each taxon. A picture can tell a story […]


Dr Simone Louwhoff is the lichen expert on the ACT Bush Blitz. Get up close and personal with lichens – view a miniature world under the microscope. Drop into the field lab any time between 1pm and 3pm to meet Simone. Look at the features that make up lichens, find out how they stay alive and […]