Far West Coast, South Australia 2021

Far West Coast, South Australia 2021: Bush Blitz expedition report summarises the initial scientific findings of a Bush Blitz expedition to South Australia. Between 22 November and 3 December 2021 the expedition team recorded at least 922 species, including 33 species that may be completely new to western science (6 bees, 11 wasps, 1 moth, 3 spiders and 12 mites). Two threatened vertebrates, 3 threatened plants, 7 introduced/pest animal species and 51 weeds were also recorded.

Bush Blitz expedition report [PDF – 2.3 MB]

This expedition was a successful team effort by researchers from various institutions, the First Nations people of the Far West Coast, land managers and ranger groups.

The expedition report includes data from reports provided by the scientists who took part in the expedition. The full scientific reports are available here for those who require more detailed information:

Grasshoppers [PDF – 9.7 MB]

Marine invertebrates and fish [PDF – 1.4 MB]

Mites and ticks [PDF – 730 KB]

Moths and butterflies [PDF – 1 MB]

Native bees [PDF – 292 KB]

Reptiles [PDF – 307 KB]

Spiders [PDF – 1.7 MB]

Vascular plants, bryophytes, lichens, macrofungi and marine macroalgae [PDF – 3.4 MB]

Wasps and beetles [PDF – 1.5 MB]

A TERN (Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network) field team conducted ecological monitoring work during the Bush Blitz expedition and have provided a summary of TERN plots [PDF – 2.2 MB].