Eight scientists from Australia work on Briccross in Bush Blitz's legs, Australia's largest nature discovery project.
They walk on foot and on the wide shrub of Tidbinbill, Namadgi National Park, Australia's National Botanical Garden and even Parliament Gardens.
To get the most remote and inaccessible places, they also got a helicopter.
In 36 expeditions in 2010, Bush Blitz – a partnership between the federal government, Earthwatch Australia and BHP – has found more than 1600 species in Namadgi National Park, among others, five years ago.
Dr. Raven said that this outcome and his experience in Canberra, when he undertook a PhD post-doctoral research in 1984, was not convinced by the locals that they did not have a significant local environment.
"I think it's something I am particularly surprised that there is so much diversity, so it's a city like Canberra, that is, a city," he said.
"I know it [Canberrans] I do not know how significant it is. I know they do not appreciate it, when I saw it a week or so I did not appreciate it, and we saw the wonderful forests that are very close to the city. "
Taxonomy was critically critical of Australia and around the world, using Bush Blitz's resources available.
Bush Blitz Director Jo Harding agreed that many people did not have to distinguish between different species of an animal, which were important implications for the new discovery.
"If you have something and have no name, you can not do anything," said Harding.
"You can not put it on the list, you can not share information about other scientists.
"If you do not have a name, you do not know if the cancer or footprint of the new cane is healing, because nobody needs the necessary work. It's very important."
The scientists are not looking for new species.
Dr. Ryan Shofner, an entomologist at the NSW University, specializes in flawes, and is often anxious to recover a long-term issue.
"Nobody worked in this group since the 1960s from Australia," he said,
"It's not a good idea, so if it's not a new species, it could not have been a lot of time, it's very valuable."
The Bush Blitz community day will be held on Sunday at the Australian Botanic National Activities from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Blake Foden is a magazine on Canberra Times Sunday. He has worked as a journalist in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.