NATURE

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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After the storm

A fledgling Satin Bowerbird just off the ground . . .

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The Cicada season

In one of Aesop’s fables, a hungry fox tries to lure a singing cicada down from a tall tree by by flattery . . .

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The magic of birds ~ recent photographs 

And it’s not just their visual beauty . . . the dawn chorus is awesome at this time of the year and probably good for you . .

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Happy 50th Birthday NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Oct 8

I discovered a wonderful musician, read a few poems and gave a brief introduction to the origins of National Parks in Australia.

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Stop Adani, Coffs Harbour

One of 50 odd community actions happening across Australia on Saturday Oct 8, spelling out what we need to do!

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Spring walk, Trial Bay, after the burning

It was a humid night with rain forecast and at dusk the fireflies put on a spectacular show, many more than last year and a week earlier.

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First Day of Spring – flowers, birds, insects

We were enjoying a sunset BBQ on the beach with friends and being distracted by the birds, various cormorants, herons, egrets, gannets out to sea, the Ospreys and a White-bellied Sea Eagle . . .

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