Archive for March, 2013

Mornington Peninsula National Park Pt 1. Rockin with the Shanck

by on Mar.27, 2013, under Invertebrates, Uncategorized, Victoria

Mornington Peninsula national park, 77 km south of Melbourne, Victoria. It has the unique marine life diversity that such a region would as it has the Western Port bay frontage from the Cape Schanck side while the northern side has its access to Port Phillip Bay. The park is home to large range of Victorian wildlife from Eastern Grey Kangaroos, koalas, seals and antechinus. Birds are plentiful with the ocean faring species like mutton birds common. Penguins swim ashore in some locales and raptors like the sea eagles can be seen here. But in this blog we want to look at the rock pools and sea life. Its true that ocean life is more sensationalised with whales, dolphins and sharks. However a recent trip with Steve Cook was to in the space of a few hours open my eyes to a wonderful treasure chest of marine life

 

 

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Zoology Mix and Match puzzle

by on Mar.20, 2013, under Birds, Competitions, Dinsoaurs, Fauna, Information, Invertebrates, Mammals, Reptiles

Match the correct science with the biology group!

Science Group
Paleontology Butterflies and moths
Mycology Insects
Ornithology Animal behaviour
Lepidopterology Fungi
Apiology Fish
Arachnology Mammals
Chiroptology Spiders
Entomology Birds
Herpetology Reptiles and amphibians
Mammalogy Bats
Ethology Bees
Ichthyology Fossil animals and plants

ANSWERS CLICK HERE

 

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Mystery Mallee bird nest

by on Mar.20, 2013, under Birds, Location, Victoria

In the spring season of 2012 we were at the Little Desert National Park. While walking along a track, we came across a nest at just above waist height in a native shrub. A small finch like bird flew off as we walked past. We took this picture but were not able to view the bird later and did not want to disturb the nest again.

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Any birdos out there that can ID this nest?

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Zoology ANSWERS

by on Mar.14, 2013, under Competitions

ANSWERS 1 Fossil animals and plants, 2 Fungi, 3 Birds, 4 Butterflies and moths, 5 Bees, 6 Spiders, 7 Bats, 8 Insects, 9 Reptiles and amphibians, 10 Mammals, 11 Animal behaviour, 12 Fish

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