Monthly Archives: January 2017

No Tassie devil trip this year

I’m disappointed that the Tasmanian Devil Scientific Expedition in March is not going ahead this year. The chief scientist, Associate Professor Menna Jones, has won a Fulbright scholarship to pursue studies in the US. Good on her – she is … Continue reading

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Another Woody Head nudibranch

I’d already seen Sebadoris fragilis at Flat Rock, Ballina, but it’s always a joy to see any nudi, anywhere, anytime. This one was found by Peter and Linda, snorkelling off the rocks at Woody Head. Thanks to Peter for the … Continue reading

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Snail parasite blowfly

We may not like every type of animal we see, but they all have their place in the scheme of things. I’m personally fond of things others may not be – just call me contrary. Armenia  (the snail parasite blowfly) … Continue reading

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Finally – a Richmond birdwing!

I’ve been waiting to see the beautiful Richmond birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera richmondia) since I moved to the Northern Rivers (18 years ago). Admittedly I have not tried very hard – didn’t go to likely places of encounter. But now I … Continue reading

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