Townsville’s Turtle Hospital

In a sultry morning flecked with spitting drizzle I walked the Ross River Parkway, the avian highlights for my efforts a trio of Nankeen kestrels in Bicentennial Park – the small raptors’s bac...

Aussie Frog Operas and Reptile Portraits

Again last evening, the sound of steady rain lulled me to sleep, as did soothing melodies sung by frogs ensconced in our yard. I’ve identified only three frog species  – green tree frog, orna...

A Closer Look

This morning, as I strolled the Ross River Parkway in Townsville, poincianas painted scarlet onto feathery green, and huge, bare sandbars lay exposed in the river. Clouds brooded overhead, only fragil...

Salties

Steady rain fell through the night, keeping me company through fitful sleep fraught with rambling thoughts, bouts of dozing, and residual pain following surgical removal of an ovarian cyst late yester...