Wildlife Secrets Magazine : Vol 2 No 2

by on Sep.05, 2012, under Birds, Dinsoaurs, Information, Invertebrates, Magazine, Mammals, Reptiles, South Australia, Subscriptions

Volume 2 • number 2 • September/October 2012

Main Articles

Without a doubt, marsupials are fascinating, but over the decades many wild myths have emerged about them. In Marsupial Myths, Amy Prendergast uncovers the truth about these unique animals.

In the final instalment of our special investigation into the pros and cons of feeding wildlife, Wildlife Feeding Part 2, the Wildlife Secrets Team has put together loads of useful advice to help you understand the real needs of native animals.

John Cooper trudges across forbidden terrain . . . okay, a maze of rice field levees near Leeton in NSW . . . to rediscover a colony of egrets he once photographed there. To his surprise, they are still managing to eke out a living among the crops, but he wonders for how much longer?

Secret sightings

There she blows . . . and what a beauty. Nicolas Entrup tells us all about the first-ever, all-white, orca killer whale to be observed by scientists. It’s a fascinating account of a rare event.

Lindsay Titmarsh goes on a quest to discover if there really is a Saltwater Crocodile in the Mary River in southeast Queensland, or if it just a local legend.

Secret places

Kangaroo Island. Hop on over to this idyllic isle off the South Australian coast with Ken Griffiths and you’ll find out there is much more to discover than its namesake suggests.

Other Articles

Turtle frogs. No, this is not some scientific experiment! Amy Prendergast tells us all about a peculiar Australian amphibian that burrows into sandy soil during the day and emerges at night to forage.

Age of fishes Museums are the keepers of our past, and who’d have thought that there was one for fishes! Paul Clark travels to Canowindra and discovers a whole record of life dating back to the Devonian period, some 360 million years ago.

Wild Reads: In this Q&A with James and Deborah Gleeson, the authors of Reducing the Impacts of Development on Wildlife, learn about what you can do in your backyard to help native animals thrive.

 

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  • Leonie Hudson

    I’d like to see an article on neting boxes seeing as our forest managers in their wisdom have removed all the hollow trees to grow fence posts.