Palmetum Park and Dugong Conservation

This is my week to play, to revisit old haunts, to embrace Townsville in a lingering smooch before Vilis and I head to Canberra to spend six days in the nation’s capital, and then are caught up ...

Aussie Butterflies and a ‘Good Wet’

In morning sun, butterflies flitted beyond my writing window, among palm fronds and the tangled vines creeping through and over a fence separating our yard from the neighbour’s. A female Cairns ...

Tackling Mount Stuart

This morning, I took on the role of cyclist support, agreeing to drive up Mount Stuart a half hour after Vilis began his cycling ascent, in order to retrieve him at the top, bottom, or at whatever poi...

A Birdwing At Last

In early afternoon, our yard was lit with the electric-blue of Ulysses swallowtails winging erratically among  rustling palm leaves. Never have I managed to photograph one of these exquisite lepidopt...