Category Archives: Art

The squirrel glider, the sally wattle and the tawny frogmouth

There are three protagonists in this story. Andrew (not one of them) has seen a squirrel glider (Petaurus norfolcensis) a few times over several nights in the trees (one big eucalypt, one wattle) near the house. It has a particular … Continue reading

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Swell Sculpture Festival 2014 (part 2)

In part 1, I showed animal sculptures in the Swell Sculpture Festival 2014 (part 1 – the animals). Here are some of the rest.

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Swell Sculpture Festival 2014 (part 1 – the animals)

The spring sunshine was in full force on a perfect day at Currumbin on Thursday. The Swell Sculpture Festival is a yearly event, and some sculptures go down to the Sculptures by the Sea event in Sydney. The beach was … Continue reading

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The botfly professor and his antique Chinese shadow puppets

Our local library recently hosted a talk by a retired microbiology professor, Shan De Liu. He has worked on, among other things, zoonoses, particularly the botfly. If you don’t know what that is, check out its grossness (and fascinating facts) … Continue reading

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Don’t come the raw prawn with me

Ballina is a fishing village, as well as retirement and tourist destination. We used to see a large fleet of prawn trawlers going over the bar every day, but the passage out to the ocean along the river has silted … Continue reading

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The laughing frog

Fleeing the dismal continual rain in Lismore for a few days, we visited Warwick in south-east Queensland, a two-hour drive from home. As soon as we crossed the border, the rain stopped. What was that old advertising slogan? “Queensland – … 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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