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Bush Blitz Scavenger Hunt

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Bush Blitz is Australia’s largest species discovery program. Since Bush Blitz started taking taxonomists on expeditions in 2010, the program has discovered more than 1700 new species across Australia. Now all Australians can get involved through the Backyard Species Discovery citizen science expedition. 

As part of National Science Week, Bush Blitz is running a scavenger hunt. You can do it just for fun or enter our competition. You can take part on your own, in your community group or with your class. You may not find a new species, but you will learn more about your local plants and animals while contributing to Australia’s biodiversity knowledge. If you enter the competition, you will also be in the running for some great prizes.

How to get involved... Find, Photograph, Upload and Submit.

  1. Find six plants or animals on the Scavenger Hunt Checklist
  2. Photograph your findings.
  3. Upload your findings to the Backyard Species Discovery project on iNaturalist with the hashtag #BB21
  4. Submit your findings to Bush Blitz for a chance to win.

Full instructions on how to participate and enter the competition can be found on the Bush Blitz website.