Paluma Range National Park: Paluma

Clear sky, mellow cricket songs, and the rousing “chow-chow-chows” and rollicking warbles of a male chowchilla blasting at high volume in the rainforest behind our Paluma Dreaming unit gre...

Townsville Owls and a Golden Orb Web Spider

Silence, I have discovered, is a rare commodity in the tropical night. With the passing of the Wet, frog operas have ceased, and thus, the dark hours are starker, no longer vibrating with wild rain-wo...

Aussie Black and White Bird Quiz

Beneath a brilliant blue sky, I cycled through the Ross River Parkway as far as Aplin’s Weir, where water dribbled over the top of the concrete barrier in a scene far removed from the pounding f...