Leaf miners are backyard treasures
We need your help to find leaf miners in bushland and gardens across Australia.
Australia’s backyard treasure hunt
Looking for an adventure in your own backyard, park, beach or reserve? Our backyard treasure hunt has you covered.
Grab your camera! It’s time for the Big Bushfire BioBlitz
It has been two years since the devastating Australian bushfires of 2019-20. Now we need to find out how the bush is recovering- and you can help.
Earthworms can sometimes surprise us
Australia is richly endowed with earthworm biodiversity, but of the 750 or so named species of earthworm in Australia, very few have been found in arid environments. The Broken Hill earthworm, a new genus and species, was a serendipitous find in an unexpected location.
Orchid hunting has come a long way. In 5 steps you can join a national research effort
Contributions from citizen scientists who look for orchids are incredibly valuable in orchid research because they cover much more ground than a handful of experts.
Best summer reads for science lovers
Science isn't seasonal, but to get you through summer we’ve created a list of wonderful reads to inspire, excite and enjoy.
Seaweed pressing at the beach this summer
Seaweed pressing is a serious science and a hobby you can do at the beach. Our algae researcher Dr Anusuya Willis shows us how.
A wild walk in virtual woodlands
A new virtual reality tool allows our researchers to take a walk on the wild side to better study some of our endangered ecosystems.
Using artificial intelligence to detect harmful algae
We are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help identify harmful algae in waterways.
Old, goopy museum specimens can tell fascinating stories of wildlife history. Finally, we can read them
Recovering important historical genetic data has been severely impeded by the methods used to preserve specimens.
Identifying insects: meet our mini moth investigator
Ying Luo has a passion for teeny tiny insects - from golden ants to micro moths.