A few months ago I was puzzled by the appearance of a decapitated Emerald Dove next to the house, gratefully recognised by a Grey Butcherbird as a welcome breakfast. It … Continue reading What’s Killing our Birds?
The Salvinia Weevil has a fascinating history and is a credit to the ingenuity of Australian scientists. In the 1970s and 80s, Salvinia had developed into a terrible weed both … Continue reading The Salvinia Weevil: a UNESCO winning discovery
We purchased a three hectare parcel of land located in the heart of Ipswich in March 2014. The land contains a series of water bodies known as the ‘Coffin Holes’. … Continue reading Battling Salvinia: a landholder’s tale
In recent years, the introduction of the exotic Asian Melastome (Melastoma candidum) has been a source of concern as it is similar in appearance and often confused with the native … Continue reading Native Blue Tongue vs Exotic Asian Melastome