Archive for March, 2012
Waders,he SAS of birds. You will be amazed at what these birds really do.
The biologist Michael Cermak reveals the secret life of the Mudskipper, one remarkable fish.
Do you want some sparkle? Alpine Jewels explores the macro world of insects on the alpine meadows and how they survive in freezing conditions.
Little Desert National Park
Secret place is the Little Desert National Park. This issue has some breathtaking images throughout and will really impress.
An amazing 4.5 metre python in the roof! Plus – platypus feature.
Hand Rearing Tassie Devils
Staff at the devils@cradle take us into their world of hand-rearing orphan Tasmanian Devil joeys. From bottle feeding to reintroduction to the wild, the care of young devils to ensure their survival has never been so rewarding.
Seals of the Victorian Coast
Melbourne Zoo’s Adrian Howard takes us into the water with seals, highlighting the common species seen along the Victorian coastline. You’ll also find out how you can help seal the loop.
Royal National Park
The Royal National Park is a true wilderness visited by hundreds of thousands of Sydneysiders and sightseers from around the world. Ken Griffiths, a Sydney-based naturalist, shows us the hidden gems and rare sights within The Royal, Australia’s oldest national park.
What gives in the world of plovers? How do they manage to breed and rear their young on the ground in the face of obvious danger? Mark David looks at the life of the Masked Lapwing, also known as the Spur-winged Plover.
Living with raptors
“Since the earliest times, the speed, hunting prowess and sheer beauty of birds of prey have captured our imagination but, as we become the most ubiquitous animal on the planet, the nature of our relationship with them is changing fast.”
“You don’t need to have a mob of kangaroos in your living room or crocodile-infested creeks in your backyard to be a wildlife photographer. Some of the best photo opportunities are lurking around the smallest city courtyards and balconies. Welcome to the spectacular world of macro photography.”
“For many people, the coming of spring means colourful blossoms and the end of freezing cold nights and windy wet days. For those of us who work with wildlife rehabilitation, spring is always greeted with a little trepidation. With the change of season comes spring orphans.”
Currawinya National Park
“My first trip to Currawinya National Park in south-west Queensland in 2005 was vastly different to my recent trip last November. The park ranger told us that the lakes had been dry only twice in the last 100 years, and so to see a shimmering dirt bowl where water should have been was very disappointing. Dead turtles littered the area, and there was not a lot of birdlife around with exception of a lonely Emu wandering across the dry lakebed…”
Living with koalas
The Koala Foundation illustrates the dangers facing an amazing marsupial. Learn how you can prevent more animals disappearing from isolated habitats and prevent habitat destruction. Our gum leaf friends can be helped in
your own yard.
Between two rivers
Park ranger Lyall Naylor takes us into his beloved world of the Daintree region and introduces us to the special sights and animals that will take your breath away. This fragile region has a dynamic range of flora and fauna that
captivates people the world over.
What’s that waterbird?
Let Mark David show you common waterbirds around urban Australia. In all the waterways, which are the commonly seen species and what are they like? It’s time to get swimming with some our feathery friends.
Time to visit the splendour of Australia’s largest state.