A Roving I Will Go

 · Although the echidna’s spines are pretty spiky and it hunkers down to defend itself, goannas can still make short work of them. There’s an exhibit at the Queensland Museum of a mummified pair – a perentie (Australia’s largest goanna) who tried to eat an echidna, then died and was preserved in the desert conditions.

 · Humans are generally a superstitious lot. Take the case of the bezoars displayed in our local museum, where I volunteer a couple of days a week. The provenance of the largest one is: ‘Ball found in stomach of horse clay ball, extremely heavy, found in stomach of horse who lived his natural term of.

 · Flash! Aaaah! | A-roving I will go. Flash! Aaaah! Cue Queen’s theme music from “Flash Gordon” and replace the zooming spaceships in that film with fireflies! Firefly season started a couple of weeks early this year and lasts only for a fortnight or so each year. It’s lovely to stand outside just after full dark and watch the little.

 · A cocoon undone. Picking off the citrus bugs from the orange tree, I saw this cocoon, all dried up and with a hole in the base. Friend Christa clued me in to the correct ID – Papilio aegus, the orchard or citrus swallowtail butterfly. Thanks, Christa! She also sent me some photos from her own garden showing one of the instars (developmental.

 · A tale of two herons. Posted on Sunday, 8 August by Joy Window. The Pacific reef heron (Egretta sacra) and the white-faced heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) are both commonly seen on Australia’s east coast. This reef heron at Ballina was the dark morph – they also come in white. It was busy searching for crustaceans, fish, molluscs and.

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  1. A-roving I will go I'll stay no more on England's shore So let the music play-ay-ay I'm off for the morning train To cross the raging main I'm off to my love with a boxing glove 10, miles away The bos'un's mate was very sedate Yet fond of amusement too He played hop-scotch with the starboard watch While the captain tickled the crew.

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