Are Flying Foxes Bats?

We had an almighty storm roll in. So dramatic… The palm trees were battered, trees were brought down, and we ended up with no power for 3 days   Wind and rain pounded the house blasting water up under the eaves, where it regrouped into rivulets reappearing as huge splodgy droplets on the inside of […]

Kangaroos & Emus – Seeing Australia’s National Emblems

When on a road trip in Oz, there are certain Australian icons one not only hopes to see, but expects to see. Like classic Australian road signs not encountered in other parts of the world… To heritage icons relating to European settlement, such as station homesteads established by pioneering explorers… …and their introduced farming livestock […]

Bearded Dragon Photo

Central Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps)  I so nearly trod on this poor little chap! We’d stopped for breakfast on the way to Standley Chasm. I was walking through the leaf litter to get a photo of our motorhome (camperbus!) when as I moved forward there was a rustling movement underfoot! Yikes! What was I about to […]

Curlews

Australia Photo ~ Bush Stone Curlews, Queensland, Australia If you hear a mournful wailing sound in the night, these are the birds  responsible for the eerie call. Curlews are nocturnal ground feeding birds, which during the day shelter where their plummage will best camouflage them. This family of birds have taken to resting in the grass just outside our […]

Kookaburra Sitting in the Old Gum Tree

Australia Photo ~ Kookaburra This Kookaburra flew ahead of me as I walked through the shady glady gum tree woodland this week. “Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree, Eating all the gum drops he can see. Laugh Kookaburra, laugh Kookaburra Gay your life must be!” “Kookaburra sits on the electric wire, Jumping up and down, […]

5 Local Places I Love

I was asked by the Got Saga team “What 5 places I’d take a visitor to in my ‘home town” ~ If you come to the South Moreton Bay islands in the Bay off Brisbane, Australia these are my favourite local places that I’ll share with you… Mangroves and sea eagles ~ The inter-tidal zone at the bottom of […]