Up close and personal with Quinkan critters

March 20, 2017 by Bush Blitz
Spider expert, Dr Robert Raven, had to think like a tarantula to catch this specimen. If you think you're brave enough, check out this close-up footage of a few of the critters that he and other scientists have found on the…
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More visitors to the Quinkan lab

March 16, 2017 by Bush Blitz
A day after our school visit, the Quinkan Bush Blitz lab was thrown open to the community to share our work and finds so far. More than thirty locals enjoyed a sumptuous barbecue at the Laura Roadhouse, chatting with the scientists…
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Bush Blitz scientists go back to school

March 15, 2017 by Bush Blitz
See how our scientists go when they are asked to go - "back to school". Nine Laura State School students and three teaching staff shared their wonder for nature, hunger for learning and contagious enthusiasm with the Bush Blitz scientists during…
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Quinkan Bush Blitz underway

March 14, 2017 by Bush Blitz
At this time of year, it's hot and sticky in Quinkan country near Laura in Cape York. Collecting in the wet season has really paid off, as the trying conditions mean that few have attempted to collect during this time…
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Olkola Country, Queensland, 2015

March 12, 2017 by Bush Blitz
In July 2015, a Bush Blitz was conducted on land managed by the Olkola Aboriginal Corporation on Cape York Peninsula, Queensland. More than a third of the 897 species found had not previously been recorded on Olkola Country, and 57…
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Judbarra / Gregory National Park, Northern Territory, 2015

March 11, 2017 by Bush Blitz
In May to June 2015, a Bush Blitz was conducted at Judbarra / Gregory National Park in the Northern Territory. Scientists recorded 794 species, of which 217 had not previously been recorded on the reserve and 29 may be new…
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