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Lake Torrens Bush Blitz in pictures

August 30, 2016 by Bush Blitz
The Bush Blitz crew has headed to Lake Torrens in South Australia with a team of scientists from the South Australian Museum, Herbarium of South Australia, Flinders University, University of Adelaide, Queensland Museum and La Trobe University in search of bees,…
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Salt Lake Racers: Lake Torrens Bush Blitz Preview

August 22, 2016 by Bush Blitz
A few weeks back I had the good fortune to visit South Australia to prepare for the upcoming Lake Torrens Bush Blitz. Part of the trip involved a behind-the-scenes tour of the South Australian Museum with Peter Hudson, who’ll be…
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Flinders Island Tasmania, 2014

August 15, 2016 by Bush Blitz
In March 2014, a Bush Blitz survey was conducted on Flinders Island in Bass Strait. At least 643 species were new records for the island, including 39 species believed to be new to science. One threatened and 7 exotic and pest…
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Five Rivers Reserve and trawtha makuminya Tasmania, 2014

July 20, 2016 by Bush Blitz
In February 2014, a Bush Blitz survey was conducted in Five Rivers Reserve and trawtha makuminya in the Tasmanian Central Highlands. At least 676 species were new records for the reserves, including 18 species believed to be new to science. Five threatened…
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Amazing findings from the Coral Sea Clean-up and Bio-discovery Voyage

June 14, 2016 by Bush Blitz
Scientists, teachers, Parks Australia rangers and NGOs have returned from a 12-day voyage of discovery to the Coral Sea, 400 km off the coast of Queensland. Over two tonnes of rubbish including rope, various plastics and even a toy piano were…
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Rare marsupial mole found at Kiwirrkurra

June 12, 2016 by Bush Blitz
The recent discovery and filming of a western marsupial mole (Notoryctes caurinus) by Indigenous rangers near Kiwirrkurra has garnered a lot of media attention. The marsupial mole, which is restricted to the deserts of central and western Australia, is almost never seen,…
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