Leseur’s Frogs (Litoria lesueuri) emerge after dark from their diurnal concealment amongst leaf-litter on the dark-brown forest floor, where they elude the predatory appetites of a formidable avian oversight. Like all members of the genus, … [Read more...] about Leseur’s Frog
Following my earlier post, in which I could tell you the face did not belong to a member of Australia's legislature etcetera, well here is the full body: … [Read more...] about Introducing the mystery Stink Bug
On this Queen's Birthday Public Holiday, I thought that I would issue a challenge to our Politics & Environment Weblog community: To whom or what does this face belong? I can tell you that it is not a member of Australia's legislature. Neither is … [Read more...] about Do you recognise this face?
Australians might be surprised to hear that many visiting travellers perceive the country as dangerous … a landscape teeming with deadly snakes and spiders and surrounded by crocodiles, sharks and jellyfish, but what of its floral dangers? Gympie … [Read more...] about The World’s Most Painful Plant
For me, wilderness both resonates of human potential and also describes the ultimate expression of humanity. No other state of relations can be more admirable. Far from the notion of humankind and wilderness being mutually exclusive, I believe we … [Read more...] about What is Wilderness? (Part 11)
Photographing this roosting pair of Wompoo Fruit-Doves Ptilinopus magnificus was simply irresistible. Over the years, I have seen many asleep, but never so low to the ground. They are large doves, reaching almost half-a-metre and are richly … [Read more...] about Wompoo Fruit Doves