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Wordless Wednesday – the lizard

November 7, 2012 Life and Living
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Little girl was very excited to find a lizard and gently patted it with one finger. It was obviously not a well lizard, which added to the mice and chickens in our ongoing lesson about death being a part of life and where food comes from. But while it lived it was fascinating to get so [...]

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Wordless Wednesday – Crocodylus Park

October 10, 2012 Life and Living
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Apparently humans don’t play well with others, especially large predators that might eat our farm animals. One way to protect them is to give them a value to their local community, and one of the best ways of doing that is through tourism.

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Wordless Wednesday – Oasis

October 3, 2012 Life and Living
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There, amongst the sere brown grasses, a patch of green. Big girl spotted this strange phenomenon. I suspect those ferns under the large and luxurious bushes hold the answer, and diagnose a broken pipe.

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Wordless Wednesday – Parasitic tree

September 5, 2012 Life and Living

We get lots of mistletoe parasites up here, but I had to look twice at this one. It probably isn’t a true parasite anymore because those root/trunks reach the ground, but it probably started as one when a seed lodged in the fork of the gum tree. There’s now a whole tree (some type of [...]

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Glittery Leaves

August 31, 2012 Activities
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I owe this one to the lovely backpacker who babysat my girls in Ngukurr. They came home with the most fabulous multimedia creations involving paint, rocks, containers and glitter glued leaves. What a great way to explore the veins and patterns on leaves and learn about different plants. First collect your leaves, always a fun [...]

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Wordless Wednesday – Eureka!

August 22, 2012 Life and Living
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The finalists for this year’s Eureka prizes have been announced, and as usual there are amazing photos to drool over. (Above is a Mantis Shrimp by Gary Cranitch) I have no idea of the legalities here, but I think that seeing I’m using the photos for comment, I’m non-commercial and I am attributing the photos and [...]

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Wordless Wednesday – Kingfisher

August 15, 2012 Life and Living
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Look who popped in to visit one day. Sorry for the photo quality, I was taking them through a window before she disappeared. I think it’s a female because of the fairly dull colours, and she seems to be a sacred kingfisher. I like being able to identify some of the things we see!

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Look Closely

August 2, 2012 Activities
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I have light blue eyes, as do my siblings and father. So it’s very obvious looking at us that there is a black spot in the middle. But I had a fun experience one time when I was teaching a class of 13 year olds in an Aboriginal community – they didn’t realise they had [...]

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Spotted Hyaenas have it tough

June 22, 2012 General science
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Really tough. And that’s not even considering the bad press they have as cowards and cheats. Part of the problem is that their back legs are shorter than their front legs so it looks like they are crouching and cowering even when they’re standing up. They are most closely related to meerkats but they look [...]

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Wordless Wednesday – 7 Super Shots

June 13, 2012 Earth and Beyond

A couple of weeks ago Penny from Wildlife Fun 4 Kids tagged me in 7 Super Shots. I’m not much of a meme girl, but I do like using photos and they’re different prompts to my normal. Plus it was fun going through my thousands of photos, the difficulty was in whittling it down to [...]

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