NATURE

In memory of Dr Mary White

Mary White worked in Australia as a paleobotanist, but wrote across several disciplines.

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A week on Lord Howe, environmental work

So many biologists have been working hard to turn back time and repair the damage to this island boasting four thousand species of invertebrates, but having lost so many endemics to the rats and cats, goats and pigs, five hundred and thirty kinds of beetle survive, hardly the meat of politics and religion is disinterested.

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Act for Birds ~ BirdLife Australia new report

This weekend BirdLife Northern NSW are having a campout at Urunga . . .

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Don’t feed the birds

Garden bird feeders are contributing to the spread of serious diseases among wild birds, scientists have warned, causing previously rare illnesses to become epidemics in some populations.

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An ecological garden

Robert Pogue Harrison wrote in Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition: ‘For millennia and throughout world cultures, our predecessors conceived of human happiness in its perfected state as a garden existence.’ Now with biodiversity declining at an alarming rate, we need gardens for wildlife, not for our enjoyment, though the two go together.

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World Wildlife Day, Saturday 3rd of March

World Wildlife Day, Saturday 3rd of March ‘This is a global celebration of all the wonderful wild animals and plants found on Earth. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the dangers that threaten the survival of many animals around the world.’ Source  I know – there are too many national or […]

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This is Where ~ Three Days in October (three bushwalks)

Golden light catches Deep Creek chiselling into the sediments, I pay my respects to Eos and then return . . .

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The decline of high profile mammal species

The decline of high profile mammal species . . . such as the koala and platypus is ongoing and yet under NSW’s new land-clearing laws, 99% of koala habitat can be bulldozed if it’s on private land !! Feb 2018 Make a protest regarding these awful laws. This morning I was birdwatching saw 46 species including Royal […]

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Opening up Deep Creek

Opening up Deep Creek Deep Creek estuary is always changing Deep Creek is an amazing estuary, dynamic and changeable. I spend a lot of time here, swimming, paying attention to Eos and Helios. All along the NSW coast many coastal lakes and lagoons alternate between being open or closed to the ocean. These are known […]

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Docile subjects (comedy and biodiversity)

or How much entertainment do we deserve?

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