The nocturnal Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is a master of disguise. This disguise and camouflage is assembled through a combination of stretched bodies, flattened and coloured feathers, narrowing their eyelids … Continue reading Tawny Frogmouths: A Master of Disguise
I received a call from Deborah Metters, Land for Wildlife Regional Coordinator, in early December 2014 about some likely reptile eggs that she accidentally uncovered whilst digging up large stones … Continue reading Hatching Wildlife: What to do if you dig up reptile eggs?
Studies from around the world have shown the importance of refuges, or refugia, for wildlife especially during difficult climatic periods such as ice ages. During ice ages, the climate cools … Continue reading Sunshine Coast: A Kangaroo Refuge
Upon flicking through and sorting hundreds of photos from fauna cameras recently deployed on a Land for Wildlife / Voluntary Conservation Agreement (VCA) property at Weyba Downs, I noticed a … Continue reading Pass the Salt Please: Kangaroos eating earth for mineral salts
Tree hollows are priceless. They are high rise apartments and maternity wards all in one. They provide homes for hundreds of different types of wildlife including birds, gliders, microbats, possums, … Continue reading High Density Living: Birds using tree hollows
In March 2015 I was alerted by a flock of Blue-faced Honeyeaters and butcherbirds to a Southern Boobook owl hiding out in the frangipani tree in my front yard. To … Continue reading Owls on the Outside, Geckos on the Inside
I was reading one of your newsletters about the Brush-tailed Phascogale. We have owned our 150 acre property near Esk for over ten years. On several occasions we have spotted … Continue reading The Fast Life: Brush-tailed Phascogales