Do your own field study

Whether you're studying habitats, living things, biodiversity, classification or invertebrate ecology, Bugwise provides tools and guides to assist you in the field.

Spraying an orb web

Spraying an orb web
Photographer: Ellen McCormack © Australian Museum

Did you know

Did you know that 99% of all living creatures are invertebrates? In Australia only about 20% of our invertebrates are officially named and described. We share our homes, backyards and playgrounds with a multitude of insects and spiders that most of us have never taken the time to know.

Tools and guides for identifying terrestrial invertebrates

Download resources about invertebrates and simple and practical ecological surveying projects and methods used by scientists in the field:

How to Collect Invertebrates

Invertebrate Guide

Quick Invertebrate Guide

Butterfly Shapes and Colours


Web2spider toolkit for schools

Web2spider supplement

Plant2pollinator Field Investigation

Sue Lewis , Education Officer, Bugwise for Schools
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