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Wildlife Secrets Magazine : Vol 3 No 4

by on Mar.24, 2014, under Competitions, Fauna, Magazine, Western Australia

Healing the Movie - Raptors

Healing the Movie – Raptors

OK, so we’re a little late for the start of 2014 but we have a bumper issue for you to get the year going, including a movie competition with plenty of double passes to give away.

Our cover photo this issue is Don Hany mano a mano (or perhaps, more aptly,  ‘soul to soul’) with an eagle as part of his deeply moving role in the new Australian movie healing, which will be released into cinemas in May. We took a look at the movie and were so impressed we thought our readers would enjoy some insights into the making of the movie and the relationships between the birds of prey and the cast and crew of healing.  In the article ‘healing: a must-see movie for all wildlife lovers’, we ask director Craig Monahan and actor Don Hany to give their thoughts on the film and their insights on working with these wonderful birds.

For our reptile lovers,  this issue contains some fascinating articles, including ‘Where the dragons dwell’, in which Lyall Naylor looks at Australian dragons. In addition, Luke Allen tells us everything you ever wanted to know about toxinology and the power of poison!

 

Other articles include ‘A secret tropical wildlife sanctuary’ set in the Kimberley with Michelle Grady, ‘Trail cameras for wildlife monitoring’ by Alex Payne, Fairy martins with Lisa and Peter Nunn in ‘Secret sightings’, plus our regulars, Bernice and Mark Mahoney, strut their stuff in ‘Secret shutterbugs’, and Manfred Zabinskas relates another extraordinary encounter in ‘Secret rescue’.

Don’t forget to pass the magazine on to your wildlife friends once you’ve finished reading, to share the joy! If you’d like to stay abreast of Wildlife Secrets’ news, plus enjoy regular competitions for DVDs, tickets, books, toys and lots more, simply subscribe to our online newsletter by going to the home page of the web site (www.wildlifesecrets.com.au) and filling out your name and email address and submitting. ”

This month’s features

Where the dragons dwell …

They may not breathe fire and they are a little shy, but the dragons of Australia are nonetheless fascinating. They have captured the imagination of Lyall Naylor since he was a child and here he tells us all about them.

healing: a must-see movie for all wildlife lovers

There’s a wonderful movie soon to be released which stars Don Hany, Hugo Weaving and Xavier Samuel as well as
an unlikely bunch of actors: majestic birds of prey. These extraordinary birds are at the heart of this film, and we sat down and talked to director Craig Monahan about working with the raptors during shooting. We were also fortunate to have the opportunity to ask Don Hany what it was like to act alongside these scene stealers!

Trail cameras for wildlife monitoring

In the dark of night, or when we’re not looking, what do wildlife get up to? Trail cameras allow us an intimate insight into their secret lives, and Alex Payne explains how you can set up a camera to catch those special moments.

mother Nature’s chemist

The thought of snakebites sends shivers down most people’s spines, but their venom is much prized by researchers. Luke Allen milks snakes for a living, and he let us in on a few of the secrets behind the science.

This month’s regulars

secret places: a secret tropical wildlife sanctuary

Michelle Grady works for the Pew Charitable Trusts, an international conservation group that works with governments to safeguard natural assets. In Western Australia they have turned their attention to the wonderful Kimberley region, where no animals have become extinct since european settlement—an incredible achievement.

secret sightings

If you see a row of mud ‘bottles’ along a wall, chances are they are the nests of Fairy martins. Lisa and Peter Nunn have been watching their local ‘fairies’ jump into action when rain arrives, and are keen to make sure the birds feel at home in their area.

secret rescue

What! No … I don’t believe you. But it’s true. Manfred Zabinskas from Five Freedoms Animal rescue had an amazing encounter with something on high. you’ll have to read his article to find out what, and you may very well be as amazed as we were.

secret shutterbugs

We don’t know how they do it, but Bernice and Mark O’Mahoney have been out and about capturing even more amazing wildlife with their camera. recently they tracked down an elusive Sacred Kingfisher, a shy Northern Brown Bandicoot, and a swift Sharp-tailed Sandpiper. The results are simply inspiring.

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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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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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Wildlife Secrets Magazine : Vol 1 No 6

by on Jan.07, 2012, under Birds, Competitions, Dinsoaurs, Fauna, Invertebrates, Magazine, Mammals

 

This month’s features

Marsupial mice?

Despite being called ‘mice’, these rather small creatures of the Dasyuridae family are not related to those species at all. It’s a fascinating family, so look inside to learn more.

Introducing the Dingo

Let Maggie Harriman introduce you to the Dingo as you may never have seen them before. This family-orientated native was historically the natural apex predator among Australian animals and a key player in a delicate food web of this country.

Pollies want a cracker?

Mark David explores the fascinating and complex world of bird politics.

Secret overseas places: Galápagos Islands

We travel over the oceans this month to explore these magical islands so you can discover why they are one of the most important scientific places on Earth.

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