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The reptile and the monotreme

I heard the first boobook of the season the other night, and the first cicada. The mulberry tree’s leaves are growing back, and the whipbirds are going nuts with their call-and-response mating calls. Some frogs are even calling, and soon … Continue reading

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On the fifth day before Christmas, Mother Nature showed to me …

… one trundling wombat … … six live echidnas …

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Colin’s echidna

That’s not the name of a new species, but a young one (short-beaked echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus) lately spotted by a friend, Colin, on his property. It was probably wandering around looking for food – ants and termites. Colin has two … Continue reading

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