Koala Tree Planting Day

Koala

Protect koalas

G’day Nature Lovers,

Let’s face it, there are not many people on this planet who don’t think koalas are adorable, me included. The problem is that without their habitat (dry sclerophyll forests), there would be no koalas, and thanks to “human progress” they are losing their habitat at record rates. So yesterday I helped out with a tree planting event at Bangalow.

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World’s First Solar Train

G’day Nature lovers,

Byron Bay Solar Train

Byron Bay Solar Train

Did you know that I’m no only a nature nerd, but I’m also a bit of a train nerd, not a train spotter, mind, just a train nerd (probably the same distinction between my love of birds and not being a fully fledged bird watcher) . So imagine my excitement when I got to try out the new Byron heritage train, which also happens to be the world’s first solar train. Continue reading

Bird Week 23-29 Oct

G’day nature lovers,

Scaly Breasted Lorikeet

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

Aussie Animal Quiz

How well do you know Aussie animals?

Can you get 10/10 on this Aussie Animal Quiz?

Pushing your limits

G’day nature lovers,

Top of a Swiss Mountain

Top of a Swiss Mountain (1997)

I don’t know about you, but sometimes when walking up a mountain, going for a long hike or bike ride, I think, “Why on earth am I doing this when I could be relaxing with a nice glass of wine”. Then you get to the top of the mountain, end of of the hike/ride, and you think “I’m so glad I did that”.

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Kangaroos vs Wallabies

Science Week Special

 

 

 

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.

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Byron Lighthouse Walk

Top 10 tips for navigating the Byron Bay Lighthouse Walk

Cape Byron Lighthouse Walk, always take the high road.

Cape Byron Lighthouse Walk, always take the high road.

G’day nature lovers,

The lighthouse is one of the iconic features of Byron Bay, no trip to Byron is complete without a visit.

I’m often asked “What’s the best way to get to the Byron Lighthouse?” I always reply, “It depends on your fitness, but as with everything in live, always take the high road.” Here are my top 10 tips to navigating the Byron Bay Lighthouse Track.

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