Thursday, 29 December 2016

Best Wildlife Locations of 2016.

From the Queensland/New South Wales border right up to Noosa, and out west to the Lockyer Valley, I had a great year exploring as much of South-east Queensland as I could manage! Some places stood above the rest, however, offering unique wildlife-viewing opportunities that I hope to take advantage of and share with you in 2017.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Best Wildlife Encounters of 2016

Another year, another set of memories created with some of the most interesting wildlife on the planet, right here on Brisbane's doorstep. Among my twelve favourite wildlife sightings of the year, you'll notice more invertebrates this time around compared to previous lists; thank the array of amazing entomological field guides that are finally being published and are piquing my interest in this area. Without further ado, here are twelve fascinating animals I met this year:

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Nature Surveys 2016

2016 was an interesting year for me to try and expand my knowledge of the local environment. Purchasing field guides to spiders, aquatic invertebrates and cloud formations inspired me to head out into the wild and learn what I could. I hope to get better at nocturnal surveys in 2017 however; some outings this year were very successful (Meldale), but others were underwhelming (Petrie, Boreen Point).

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Fair weather suits finches just fine

Cumulus humilis, Flagstone Creek.

Dry conditions have settled in this spring in the Lockyer Valley, with less than half the monthly rainfall average being delivered for November.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Birds and beasts galore at Tamborine meet-up

Green catbird; Photo by Aaron Wiggan.

Last Saturday, seven intrepid explorers joined me for a walk around the rainforest circuit at the MacDonald section of Tamborine National Park.