Jo Harding and Kate Grarock ‘Bush Blitz – 11 years old and going strong!’

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Thursday, 17 March 2022 - 12:30pm

Jo and Kate from Bush Blitz, will describe how Bush Blitz has been discovering more than 1700 new species since 2010, across 41 expeditions, including a voyage on RV Investigator. They also engage with land managers, traditional owners, teachers and students.


Both Jo Harding and Kate Grarock are from Bush Blitz, and will describe how Bush Blitz has been discovering new species since 2010, with over 1,700 new species discovered across 41 expeditions, making it the largest program of its type in the world. But Bush Blitz is about more than just discovering new species, it also engages with land managers, traditional owners, teachers and students. Find out about where we have been, including the RV Investigator voyage in WA and NT, and where they are going, over the next few years.


Jo Harding is the Manager of Bush Blitz and has been running the program since 2010.

Dr Kate Grarock is the Bush Blitz expedition leader and is responsible for leading teams into the remote locations that are characteristic of a Bush Blitz expedition.

Lunchtime talks are held at 12.30 pm every Thursday from February to November in the Gardens’ Theatrette. Talks last for 1 hour. Admission is by gold coins donation. The Friends use the ‘gold’ coins donations received at each activity to support Gardens’ programs and development and thank all those who have donated. Please note: unless otherwise indicated, talks are in the ANBG Theatrette.

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