3 Ecological Studies from JCU

At 8:30 a.m., Vilis and I put in an application with John Gribbins Realty to rent a 2-bedroom maisonette on Webster Street in Townsville, which we’d been eyeing for the past few days, and which ...

Stingers, Crocs, Tree Ants, and Mozzies

At 5:30 a.m., while I sat on the toilet, a 15-centimetre-long pale green gecko clung to a vertical wall beyond the open door of the loo. The soft-skinned reptile’s toes were splayed wide, its tail a...

The Wet and James Cook University

At 3 a.m., I was awake, a victim of my body’s inability to adjust to the 14-hour time difference between Queensland and Nova Scotia. In the bathroom, miniscule ants less than 2 millimetres long form...