Croajingolong National Park Victoria, 2016

During November and December 2016, two Bush Blitzes were conducted at Croajingolong National Park in Victoria. Scientists recorded 1776 species, 702 of which had not previously been recorded in the park and 25 may be new to science. Ten threatened animal species were recorded and 72 state-listed plant species, including 18 that are listed as […]

Name a new species

Name a new species! We asked Australians to help us name a new species of spider discovered by Bush Blitz scientists on an expedition to the Quinkan Country of Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula in 2017. Discovered on a hilltop just outside the town of Laura, he was instantly recognised as a new species of jumping […]

Blitzing the Great Victoria Desert

The Bush Blitz team are out on one of the most remote expeditions we have ever undertaken, in the heart of the Great Victoria Desert. The Great Victoria is the largest desert in Australia and covers a vast area of 348,750 square kilometres. Its pristine, arid wilderness includes red sand dunes, stony plains and dry […]

Oxley Wild Rivers NSW, 2015

In November 2015, a Bush Blitz was conducted at Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in New South Wales. Scientists recorded 1312 species, 550 of which had not previously been recorded in the park and five may be new to science. Ten threatened animal species and six threatened plant species were recorded, as well as 34 […]

Fishy business at Bradshaw

The first question nearly everyone asks, after hearing about the electrofishing technique used in the collection of freshwater fish specimens on the Bradshaw Bush Blitz, is whether or not it was used for catching any barramundi. Well yes, a couple of impressively sized barra were stunned. According to one of the Bush Blitz Teachlive teachers […]

Bush Blitz visits Timber Creek School

Bush Blitz scientists got to share their enthusiasm about the plants and animals of the Victoria River region last week with the students of Timber Creek and Bulla Camp Schools. It was a fantastic opportunity for the kids to meet real life scientists and discover that they are just like everyone else; women and men, […]