Monthly Archives: February 2013

Saturn moth

Is there an astronomical theme appearing here? A little while ago I posted about a sunfish. This time a Saturn moth has come into my purview. It seems to be Opodiphthera astrophela – compare the pic on the CSIRO website.

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Ain’t we got fun?

It’s east coast low time again, folks – 3 weeks after the last one (reported here). Ballina, well-known for having the highest rainfalls in the immediate region,  had 151 mL in the last 24 hours – phooey, I say. We … Continue reading

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Sunfish

I was looking through some old photos and came across these two, from my days as a curatorial assistant at the South Australian Museum. There’d been a call from the public about a “funny fish” washed up. It’s a sunfish, … Continue reading

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Two weeks in Tassie (part 2)

Part 1 is here. Friday 14/12/12 Time to leave Lonny and go back to Hobart. Instead of just taking the usual three hours to zoom down the Midland Highway, we decided to spend the whole day investigating places that took … Continue reading

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Launceston architecture

I love walking among old beautiful buildings. That’s one of the reasons I loved many towns and cities in England, and Charleston and Savannah in the USA, so much. And now there’s a place in Australia I can do the … Continue reading

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