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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).

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Posted on March 18, 2021 00:09 by bushblitz bushblitz | 3 comments | Leave a comment
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Bush Blitz is Australia’s largest species discovery program - a partnership between the Australian Government, BHP and Earthwatch. Bush Blitz takes expert taxonomists on expeditions to remote locations to record plants and animals. Now anyone can join the Bush Blitz team on a virtual expedition, from anywhere in Australia!

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