Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Intriguing Logan wildlife active on a humid night last weekend

White-throated nightjar, Cedar Creek.

A foray into Plunkett Regional Park last Saturday night resulted in many excellent wildlife sightings, the highlight being white-throated nightjars (Eurostopodus mystacalis).

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Sun shines on North Lakes meet-up

Photo by Trina McLellan; For more of Trina's photography and environmental work,
visit Nature Watch - Albany Creek.

After 48 hours of torrential rain, I was relieved to be woken by sunlight last Sunday morning, the day of a Wild BNE meet-up that I had been planning for weeks!

Seven dedicated wildlife fans came out to join me at North Lakes, where we explored a small lagoon and an adjacent environmental park for an hour-and-a-half.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Wild BNE summer meet-up: North Lakes

Dragonflies like the chalky percher (Diplacodes trivialis) abound at this location. 
Thanks to Narelle Power for the ID.

Wombat berry (Eustrephus latifolius).
One thing I really believe in when it comes to wildlife and nature is that it isn’t necessary to jump in the car and drive somewhere remote and pristine to connect with it. Some really beautiful and fascinating animals and plants live right here in the suburbs with us, and for this year’s first Wild BNE meet-up, I’m going to host a walk in one of these places: North Lakes!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Year in Review: The Best Wildlife Encounters of 2017

A peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) flies over the rooftops on the Sunshine Coast.

2017 was a great year for adventures in the bush and encounters with incredible wildlife! Here’s some of the creatures, places and events that made an impact on me, and in some cases, the entire region:

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Bulimba's wildlife surviving in suburbia

Small-leaved lilly pilly, INSET: Australasian figbird (male), Bulimba.

A sunny afternoon spent in Bulimba last Thursday afternoon offered up some great encounters with a variety of reptiles, birds and insects.