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...

Birdwings and Bettongs

When visiting the Melbourne Museum last month, I was mesmerized by the gorgeous butterfly displays. I stared longingly at brilliant green and black male birdwings and thought If only… This morning, ...

Borrow Pits, Townsville

First off, the answers to yesterday’s black-and-white bird quiz are as follows: A. Magpie Goose; B. White-breasted Woodswallow; C. Australian Pelican; D. Australian White Ibis; E. Australian Magpie....