I had been waiting for ten years to see the Stromatolites at Hamelin Pool in WA, they are supposedly the oldest living organisms on earth at 3,500 million years (that’s a lot of zeroes). After staring at them for a full half hour I must say that I am still none the wiser. Woody wanted to know if they light up at night! Our mate Dee called them tomatolites. Stromatolites, Hamelin Pool, WA Continue reading Please Explain?
Bush flies are ENT specialists because they always go for the eyes, ears, nose and throat. Continue reading The Doctor is In
Nullarbor 2015 Confused with multiple time zone changes as we cross the Nullarbor Plain we wake at 5:00am and it is broad daylight. When we open the door the flies are waiting and zoom in. Damn I’d only just managed to kill the ants that took up residence in the fridge. Yep that’s right they were inside the fridge busily doing what ants do. Now the flies want my breakfast. We haven’t seen any live animals since the emus around Port Augusta and very little road kill. I think the insects are dominating out here. Continue reading The Ants Reign
Our mate El Prado and his dear lady Elle spent a few days at the Jamieson Caravan Park recently. One evening they walked across town to a little restaurant called Mingo’s for dinner, which they tell us is well worth the visit. After an evening of most pleasant inebriation they left the restaurant for the stroll home in the warm evening air. Suddenly a large pig of about 250 – 300kg loomed out of the dark with a certain attraction for our mate El Prado. Much oinking, snuffling and nudging ensued before they reached the safety of their caravan, their … Continue reading Pink elephants? Never!
Skipworth Reserve near Jamieson in Victoria is a bird watchers paradise. Fairy Wrens, King Parrots, Bower Birds, Wattle Birds, Black Cockatoos, Magpies, Kookaburras, Wonga Pigeons, Currawongs, Tree Hoppers. Big fat Wonga Pigeons scour the grass for tidbits. Fairy Wrens hop … Continue reading The Birdlife of Skipworth Reserve
I saw this fellow whilst walking in the Burleigh Heads National Park on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Continue reading Water Dragon
City bloke is asking the farmer for directions to his farm. Farmer “… continue down that road until you see the dead wombat. Turn left and it’s the second gate on the right.” City bloke “What if someone has moved the dead wombat?” Farmer “Don’t be bloody ridiculous. Nobody moves a dead wombat.” Continue reading The Dead Wombat
We had a very hot Christmas in Victoria and on this particular day the mercury was hovering around 39 or 40 degrees celsius. We found this little wallaby having a dip in the dam to cool off. I only wish that I was quick enough with the camera. But the rings on the water are a give away. Continue reading Cooling Off
Another morning in the National Park camp ground at Woody Head in NSW, I wake up to the sound of something being dragged across the ground. We have been warned about goannas (that’s a bloody big lizard, for the uninitiated) in the National Park but they didn’t tell us about the ingenuity of the Brush Turkeys. This busy little guy has pulled our rubbish bag out of the bucket and he is dragging it around and pecking at the plastic trying to get the food scraps out. Continue reading Taking Out the Garbage
We were staying at a friend’s farm during Christmas week when this fellow waddled across the front yard. At the first sign of human excitement he bolted for the nearest tree and did his best bark impersonation until all the … Continue reading Have a Go Anna