Archive for December, 2012
The Flat Rocks fossil site at Inverloch is located approximately 150 km south-east of Melbourne, on the south coast of Victoria. The area has special significance to Australia’s fossil history as the discovery of Australia’s first dinosaur bone, the Cape Paterson Claw, was found at a nearby site in 1903 by William Ferguson. The currently active site was discovered in 1991 when a group of researchers from Monash University and Museum Victoria were prospecting that part of the coastline for suitable locations for potential fossil dig sites. The dinosaur dreaming project annually does fossil hunts. According to the museum Victoria website they are no longer taking volunteers.
On a whim I took my daughter who is dinosaur mad out to the region.
This issue contains some fascinating insights into the life of the Freshwater Crocodile – featured on the cover – and some of our amazing lizards. We have also set up a new page called ‘Secret shutterbugs’ for those who love to delve into photographing the world of wildlife and want even more tips on getting the best shots. In an exclusive, our story about the sad and tragic world of the icon for extinction, the Thylacine or Tasmanian tiger, provides some amazing insights as well as images not published before. We’ve also got a packed ‘Secrets sightings’ with interesting and unusual tales, including ones about termites, the Rough-scaled Snake and, of course, birds and more birds. If that is not enough, let us take you inside the world of the endangered Gouldian Finch.