Reptiles and other nature around Canberra

Members of Friends of Grasslands, ACT Herpetological Association and Field Naturalists Association of Canberra will provide information about their groups, tips on where to find nature and a range of activities. Drop by to have a close-up look at nature, including some live reptiles – Grassland Earless Dragon, Striped Legless Lizard (both threatened in the ACT), […]

Insect collecting

Ryan Shofner (University of NSW), Nikolai Tatarnic (Western Australia Museum) and Gary Taylor (University of Adelaide) are entomologists on the ACT Bush Blitz team. Join Ryan, Nik and Gary on a search for insects: Make your own pooter and learn some of the techniques used to collect insects Be amazed at the variety of tiny […]

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, […]

Velvet ants

Juanita Rodriguez (Australian National Insect Collection) is one of the entomologists on the ACT Bush Blitz. Field lab: Learn how to recognise a velvet ant, about the evolution of warning coloration in Australian velvet ants, and how to collect and preserve them to study their DNA. Juanita will be in the field lab between 11am […]

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 […]