Biodiversity and ecology in the Australian bush

The living forest


We have already discovered hundreds of invertebrate species on the block, mostly spiders and insects, and identified a fair number. And we have really only just begun to get serious about surveying them! 

Some invertebrates are beautiful, others bizarre but most go largely unseen. Yet, either directly or indirectly, this inconspicuous, teeming world supports the creatures which most people think of as 'animals' - creatures with a backbone. This gallery presents a brief glimpse of invertebrate life in the forest. It is a collection which we will continue to expand and refine in the coming months and years.

All images were taken by us, on site, over the last few years.

Please note that some species identifications are tentative. We will continue to correct and refine these as we gather more information.