Nature Notes

The migratory male Koel

Our feature writer, Nick Hodges, will tell us some wonderful stories about the wildlife in this area.

NATURE NOTES

Seabirds and seasickness

I hate boats.  All that salt-spray stickiness and constant motion. It's just a pity that I feel the need to head off into the...

The curious keepers of Fraser’s Hill

As I approached Fraser's Hill, a former hill station in the Malaysian Highlands, I was greeted by a sign which read: 'Welcome to Little...

Kangaroos in our midst

The man forging up the path through the snow gums of the ACT's Namadgi National Park gestured excitedly. "Kangaroos - over there!" I detected...

THE AUSTRALIAN IBIS

A poem by Philip Larkin, ' Toads Revisited', mentions the local park where 'Characters in long coats (are) deep in the Litter Baskets'.  When...

MAGPIES

I'm not often attacked physically but recently on a cycle ride home from the Blue Mountains, three different magpies went for me. Yes, it's...

The wildlife in your garden

It's getting dark: time for a round of the grounds. To be honest I only live in a modest three bedroom house with an...

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