Hello Jennifer, Tourism in the Daintree Rainforest is continuing to decline, partly because of the relative value of the Australian dollar. Recent upturns in the global economy have been met with a proportionate recovery in other parts of … [Read more...] about A Note from the Daintree
Plants and Animals
Neil Hewett, who lives in the Daintree, posted on Orange-thighed Tree Frogs in October 2007. That blog post has gathered a couple of recent comments, including from Shane Panton near Coffs Harbour, NSW, claiming to have Orange-thighed frogs mating … [Read more...] about Orange-thighed Tree Frogs: Part 2
ONE of the best Christmas presents I received this year is a film by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan entitled ‘The National Parks: America’s Best Idea’ – as twelve episodes contained in a case of five DVDs. So far I’ve watched episodes one to four … [Read more...] about The National Parks: America’s Best Idea
I’ve just received an email with Season’s Greetings from Neil Hewett. Those who have followed this blog for several years will remember Neil for his wonderful posts from the Daintree Rainforest of North Queensland – the oldest surviving rainforest … [Read more...] about A Time for Sharing
THE green tree frog, with the white lip, that I fed last night is currently asleep outside my kitchen window. Last night she - I call her Emily - ate four grasshoppers, two moths, one bush cockroach, one click-beetle, but refused the squirming … [Read more...] about How Much Should One Frog Eat?
“THE trail we were on is at the treeline, 8 or 9 thousand feet. Most of the time it's buried under 6 to 10 feet of snow, so not too many people get up their until late spring or early summer... First people in are rangers who maintain the trail … [Read more...] about White Bark Pine Trees (Part 2): A Note from James Mayeau