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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.

Blog. SC_bird nest

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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Mystery Bird revealed!

by on Feb.06, 2013, under Birds, Fauna, Information, New South Wales

Hi I was flicking through the magazine last night while feeding my baby wombat when I came across your article on the Scarlet Honeyeater.

During the hot weather we had a couple of weeks ago I had the sprinkler running all day so the little birds could try to cool down, one little bird that I had never seen stayed under the water most of the day, I had no idea that a lot of the birds were as there were at least 100 different species most I had never seen on my property. I took a photo of this little guy and could not identify him until I saw him in the Wildlife Secrets magazine, I live south of Nowra on the South Coast

Image and text: Shirley Lack, NowraIMG_0100

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Macropod Training

by on Feb.03, 2013, under Information, Mammals, Media, New South Wales

Linda Dennis is proud to present the one day course, A Guide to the Care of Macropods, a Fauna First Aid lecture.

CareMacs

The course includes the following topics:

  • Meet the Macs
  • Compare the Pair
  • Rescue
  • Hydration
  • Raising Orphaned Joeys
  • The Unwell Joey
  • Housing
  • Caring for Larger Macropods
  • Release

 


If you would like to book a Fauna First Aid session please contact Linda atlinda@fourthcrossingwildlife.com.

Go to Wild Training for latest course information.

 

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Dinosaur hunting at Inverloch

by on Dec.29, 2012, under Dinsoaurs, Information, Location, Victoria

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.

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