Monthly Archives: January 2013

A tad damp in Lismore

There’s been record flooding in Bundaberg and Grafton, and severe flooding in other places. We have been fortunate here in the valley. It’s very protected – hardly any wind whereas our neighbours on top of the mountain behind us said … Continue reading

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Two weeks in Tassie (part 1)

Sitting here waiting for the ex-cyclone’s rain to pass, it seems fitting to review my Tassie trip of last December. It’s calm here in the valley, and we had only 65 mL yesterday, but on the coast it’s wild and … Continue reading

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Eucalyptus tip-wilter bug

This little thing was in the rain gauge when I was emptying it this morning – yes, we’re having rain at last! The big lump of heat over Australia’s interior that was encouraging the bushfires in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania … Continue reading

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The plainsong of seals

I’m presently reading Robert MacFarlane’s wonderful The Wild Places, about the search for wildness and its meaning. He describes something I’d love to hear. He’s sailing to an island off Wales in England: As we drew close to the shore, … Continue reading

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Wattle goat moth

I saw this mating pair of wattle goat moths (Endoxyla lituratus?) in the Tasmanian Bushland Garden near Buckland, north of Hobart, in late December.

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Images of Tassie

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