Bush Blitz back in the field

Our first Bush Blitz expedition since COVID-19 is currently taking place at the Stony Head Training Area in Tasmania. The Bush Blitz team is super excited to be out in the field, on the 40th expedition run since the program started in 2010.

To minimise the impact of any last-minute travel restrictions, the scientific team is almost completely made up of taxonomists from Tasmania - Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. You can see a little of what the team is up to on the Bush Blitz Facebook page.

While the scientists' findings will enter the Atlas of Living Australia via their institutions' databases, Helen, from Bush Blitz HQ, has been putting her citizen science findings into our Backyard Species Discovery project. Check out this gorgeous Feather-horned Beetle (Rhipicera femorata).

© Helen Cross

Posted by bushblitz bushblitz, March 18, 2021 00:09


Great to see Bush Blitz back in the field! Hope you find some lace bugs down there, there aren't very many records of the family from Tasmania (and most are from previous Bush Blitz trips!)

Posted by r_shofner 9 months ago (Flag)

Thanks Ryan - @r_shofner - we'll pass that on :)

Posted by bushblitz 9 months ago (Flag)

I bet you are keen!

Posted by nicklambert 8 months ago (Flag)

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