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 […]


Jodi Rowley and Chris Portway from the Australian Museum are the frog experts on the ACT Bush Blitz. The ACT is home to about 15 species of frog, including the abundant Eastern Banjo Frog and Spotted Marsh Frog, and the highly threatened Northern Corroboree Frog. Learn how you can identify your local frogs without even […]