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Ah, petrichor! And beetles and bugs

Ever wonder if there’s a name for that particular smell that happens when it rains on hot dry dust? Well, there is – it’s petrichor. According to the Oxford Dictionary, its origins are: 1960s: blend of petro- ‘relating to rocks’ … Continue reading

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Eucalyptus tip-wilter bug

This little thing was in the rain gauge when I was emptying it this morning – yes, we’re having rain at last! The big lump of heat over Australia’s interior that was encouraging the bushfires in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania … Continue reading

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