Tag Archives: Nature

Tasmanian tiger … snake

I saw only stuffed museum specimens of the extinct Tasmanian tiger on my trip around Tasmania last December, but was fortunate to see the very unextinct Tasmanian tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) – in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park on … Continue reading

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The plainsong of seals

I’m presently reading Robert MacFarlane’s wonderful The Wild Places, about the search for wildness and its meaning. He describes something I’d love to hear. He’s sailing to an island off Wales in England: As we drew close to the shore, … 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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Drawing closer to Nature

Artist Peter London in his book, Drawing Closer to Nature, writes about his experience walking along a beach and noticing the forms and patterns there – how Nature composes. Methinks this quote (p. 22) applies to more than art: I … Continue reading

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Snow and squirrels

Alan in Atlanta, Georgia, reports. Here in Atlanta a few days ago we had 6 inches of snow dumped on the city, so everything has ground to a halt. I suspect the fact that there’s an increase in the water … Continue reading

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