I’ve never seen a Potoroo – apparently members of the genus look like rats and can hop like kangaroos. The Gilbert’s Potoroo is Australia’s most endangered marsupial and it's not climate change but rather syphilis that may result in its extinction. … [Read more...] about Gilbert’s Potoroo to Survive Syphilis?
Archives for November 16, 2007
While the Murray River is flowing strongly despite the drought, many of its tributaries are drying up. Yesterday I visited the Wakool River with Wakool Landholders Association Chairman John Lolicato. He showed me a spot downstream of Gee Gee bridge … [Read more...] about Murray River Tributary Reduced to Billabongs
Once again, the press is in a tizzy over the Bush Administration’s “censoring of science.” The case against the Bush Administration this time is that it edited testimony presented to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) by Julie … [Read more...] about Did the Bush Administration Really Censor Science?
I photographed this praying mantid last night on the flowers of a Wax Jambu Syzygium samarangense. There are around 160 described species of mantid in Australia with the greatest diversity in the tropics. This large, robust female will produce a … [Read more...] about Praying Mantid