NATURE

More terrible news – not about COVID-19

Wetlands -26%; River flows -43%; Leaf area -10%; Tree cover – 8%; Threatened species +14% . . .

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Little Corellas – portraits

Playful and garrulous, they mate for life.

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The life of a Magnolia flower

‘Plants are the world-makers we need to heed if we hope to grow liveable worlds. And our worlds will only be liveable worlds when people learn how to conspire with the plants.’ Natasha Myers

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Wild Weather, heavy rain after the fires

A sick turtle found on Middle Beach, Valla, on its way to the Dolphin Marine Conservation Park at Coffs.

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NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Koala populations and habitat

This issue is so important, but even as we gathered, logging trucks were rolling past north, with eucalypts on board.

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Koala Action Day, Valla, May 2

Koalas need our help after these catastrophic bushfires.

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This bushfire crisis

Koala numbers in northern NSW and Queensland were already in decline by over 40 per cent between since 1990 – just 30 years – mainly because of habitat loss.

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Trick of the Light

Trick of the Light I watched a Striated Heron, normally a shy bird, catch a fish on the edge of the Nambucca River.

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The hare

For up close views I recommend Albrecht Dürer’s ‘young hare’ from 1502.

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Christmas Day

The rain on Christmas Day was a relief. The trees were crying.

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