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Backyard Explorers

You don’t have to travel far from home to make some amazing discoveries and you don’t need lots of expensive equipment to record your findings either.


Part 1: Explore and document

View part 1 instructions

Explore your backyard, and use our field notes template to help you observe and document your finds!


Part 2: How to photograph your insects

View part 2 instructions

Create a simple magnification tool to use with a smartphone to capture amazing photographs of your discoveries.



Distant Discoveries is an online program created by the Western Australian Museum so we can continue to share our stories, collections and knowledge with you while our sites are closed.


For more #DistantDiscoveries, visit: museum.wa.gov.au/distant-discoveries

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