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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 Sydney Science Trail, 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 a 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.

There are three simple steps to follow:

  1. Find plants or animals listed on the Scavenger Hunt Checklist
  2. Record what you find
  3. Add your observations to the Backyard Species Discovery project on iNaturalist.

Full instructions for each of these steps, plus how to enter the competition, can be found on the Bush Blitz website.