Monthly Archives: March 2016

Alarums and excursions

The mornings were dedicated to ‘processing’ animals and collecting data, and the afternoons often to ‘sightseeing’ around Arthur River. Betty and I helped with data entry on a couple of afternoons when we were too bushed to go out again; … Continue reading

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The burnt lands

I can hardly bring myself to write this post. Contemplating all those lives – plants, animals and others – perishing in the intense fires is painful. But Nature did this and Nature will float, crawl, bounce and grow back in … Continue reading

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Oh Zebedee!

Camera traps Gini had put out motion-sensing cameras a while before, so the first job before doing the vegetation surveys was to retrieve the cameras. The camera points downwards to capture images of anything walking along the ground. Fish oil … Continue reading

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Sympathy for the devil

This was sunset on the wild shore of Arthur River, north-west Tasmania, a couple of weeks ago. Fortunately, it looks as though there will not be a spectacular sunset, or a sunset of any kind, for the Tasmanian devil species. … Continue reading

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Tasmania ate my hiking boots

Well, they had to go sometime, and the dense forest and heath just north of Arthur River in north-west Tasmania had their way with them. At least it happened after the research part of the trip was complete. The right … Continue reading

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Tassie-ho!

Or should that be Tazzie-ho? Mossie or mozzie? Aussie or Auzzie? What the heck, I’m heading there anyway to pester devils and ideally avoid mossies – click here for details. Talk to you when I get back!

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Here’s lookin’ at you, kid

Summertime is insect and spider time. Most insects zoom or scuttle past fast with little chance of me getting a photo. Wasps are busy couriering paralysed and legless spiders (sometimes larger than they are) to their burrows, so their babies … Continue reading

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