G’day nature lovers,
Scaly Breasted Lorikeet
I love birds, I’m not sure I’m a fully-fledged bird nerd yet, but I think I’m well on my way. 23-29 October 2017 is Bird Week; there will be lots of activities for bird lovers of all ages, abilities and interest. Here are some of my suggestions for bird-tastic activities to get your feathers wet. Continue reading
G’day nature lovers,
As a nature nerd, I look at Mount Chincogan longingly wondering what it’s like at the top.
When I first moved here 10 years ago everyone told me it was on private land and closed to the public. Locals often recall stories about climbing Chinny when they were kids, which only teased my curiosity. So, imagine my excitement when I heard they were going to allow a one off event where people can climb the mountain – The Chinny Charge. I literally had butterflies in my stomach with the excitement. Continue reading
G’day nature lovers (and fresh local food lovers)
As lover of fresh local foods, I couldn’t resist attending the Sample Food Festival today in Bangalow. And in doing so inadvertently discovered the best way to “do” a food festival. Continue reading
Science Week Special
Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus)
Swamp Wallaby (Wallabia bicolor)
G’day nature lovers and happy Science Week.
I’m often asked what the difference is between kangaroos and wallabies. So, I’m going to try and demonstrate the difference using a scientific system called taxonomy and naming system called nomenclature – just becasue its science week.
Star gazing in Brunswick Heads
G’day, I discovered some local star gazing enthusiasts in the Brunswick Heads last night. I was sitting by the river enjoying a sunset picnic with my mates (as you do) and noticed some people setting up telescopes.
It turns out that Marie and Phil get out and about in Byron Shire, sharing the their wonderful telescopes, amazing knowledge and astronomical enthusiasm with anyone who’s interested.
Mullumbimby Farmers Market
G’day, I love farmers markets, I think they are rock on so many levels. Visiting the Mullum Farmers Market on a Friday, is one of my favourite things to do. I also love taking visitors there and collecting yummy produce for a picnic lunch.