Alligator Creek, Bowling Green Bay National Park

With good weather in the forecast for today, Vilis and I decided an excursion was in order. To that end, we headed south from Townsville along the Queensland coast on the Bruce Highway and arrived at ...

Palmetum Park, Townsville

While darkness still lingered beneath trees, I cycled away from the house and into the open twilight of streets and the river park. The river was quiet, withdrawn from shores it had flooded so deeply ...

Oak Valley, Queensland

Sun and  cloud vied for airspace over Townsville as Vilis and I drove south out of the city to the rural suburb of Oak Valley and the Oak Valley Nature Reserve next to Sachs Creek. Located about 15 k...

Notes on Eucalypts and Barra

During breakfast, Vilis told me, “Yesterday, I heard an interesting program on the radio about eucalyptus trees. They are incredibly adapted for fire. They use it for competition with other tree spe...