Monthly Archives: November 2011

Shells in Lord Howe Island rock pools

Lord Howe has many marine species similar to those in other parts of the Pacific – the eggs and larvae get washed along in currents from other places, and survive to adulthood if they don’t get eaten or if they … Continue reading

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Lord Howe Island birds (part 3)

Continuing from my previous post … Lord Howe doesn’t have many resident land birds, and the seabirds mostly come to the island only to breed. A summary of the 14 seabird species that breed there is here. Ian Hutton’s book, … Continue reading

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Lord Howe Island birds (part 2)

I posted about LHI birds before, with photos taken by friends Peter and Linda on their visit last year. This time I have a few photos of my own. I’ll just cover some of the land birds this time, and … Continue reading

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Lord Howe Island turtles

One of the many exciting things about snorkelling is coming across turtles. It’s strange to see them just resting on the bottom, apparently asleep, when you know they will have to come up to breathe occasionally. I found myself holding … Continue reading

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Lord Howe Island – the scenic bits

It’s all scenic bits, especially on those sparkling clear, calm days when the sea is turquoise and the mountains seem to touch the sky. For the “big picture”, here’s an overhead photo courtesy of NASA. The human settlement is the … Continue reading

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Phantastic phasmids

I’ve just spent a week on Lord Howe Island, about which I’ve posted before (here and here and here).  I’ll be posting about it a lot more as it is a naturalist’s paradise, and I took 800 photos, but to … Continue reading

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Abbey Museum Medieval Festival 2011 – part 2

Continuing from my previous post … Some day-trippers went to enormous trouble with their costumes … elegance personified …

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