Pied pied pied

For those of us without hours and hours of time to sit around waiting for wildlife there is a really good alternative. A trip to your local zoo or wildlife park can present a wonderful opportunity to get reasonably close to animals and birds that are relatively habituated to people. It also saves the need... Continue Reading →

Road signs and wildlife

Road signs are an often overlooked point of interest. They vary from country to country, region to region. If you're trying to drive in a foreign country they can be overwhelmingly confusing. But one type of road sign that is pretty clearly understood is the wildlife warning sign. These can be found all over the... Continue Reading →

What to do with a pest

International trade and travel has brought with it the introduction of many different species of plants and animal into parts of the world they were never meant to be. Red Back Spiders in Japan, lorrikeets in New Zealand and camels in central Australia to name just a few. Usually the results are disastrous for the... Continue Reading →

We like ’em big in Australia

We seem to have a thing in Australia for building giant statues of everyday objects. There's the giant pineapple, the giant banana, the giant sheep. And then there's this fellow. The Cassowary is a large, flightless bird found in far northern Queensland and Papua New Guinea. It is extremely endangered and many birds lose their... Continue Reading →

Surrounded by nature

One thing about living in a semi-rural area is you can become a bit blase to the beauty of nature around you. I'm more likely to get angry at the stuff that drops out of this beautiful Golden Penda on to my car than to take the time to appreciate the beauty of the flower... Continue Reading →

Looks can be deceiving

Kookaburras are so cute we can often forget that they are skilled hunters and predators. This little guy was out the front of my house and I noticed he had something in his mouth. Not content to simply fly back to his perch in a nearby gum tree he first beat the hell out of... Continue Reading →

Go toady go!

Cane toads. Love them or hate them they're now a part of the landscape here in Queensland, They were in fact released for the first time in a little town called Gordonvale, just south of Cairns. But just north of Cairns, in the little town of Port Douglas, they have taken the oft-despised cane toad... Continue Reading →

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