Jumping spiders are the heavy lifters of the spider world. They have been curing arachnophobia, going viral online and are appearing on mainstream TV. Many new species of jumping spider … Continue reading Jumping into Science
“They taste great with a beer”, I had been asking a few friends about their experiences with cicadas and this strange response was not what I was expecting, but there … Continue reading Cicadas of SEQ: The Song of Summer
In August 2000 an enthusiastic, but nervous, new Land for Wildlife Officer went on her first solo Land for Wildlife visit out to Belli Park, between Eumundi and Kenilworth on … Continue reading Creating habitat for Black-breasted Button-quails
Land for Wildlife people get it. In my experience they learn so much simply by observing the rich tapestry of Mother Nature. I call my place ‘A university without the … Continue reading Land for Wildlifers – The Observers
No, not the botanical type, but the Pale Headed (Platycercus adscitus) or Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) type! If, like us, you run cattle on your property, or own a property … Continue reading Planting Rosellas – One nest at a time!
Nest boxes are a great way to increase the number of hollows and therefore the number of hollow dependant animals using your property. Installing them does require some maintenance, as … Continue reading Bees in Nest Boxes – a sticky problem
Recently, our team at Sunshine Coast Council had a tour of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. The hospital opened in 2004 and is managed by Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors, a … Continue reading Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and Koala Research on the Sunshine Coast