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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 – 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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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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Koalas are not failures

May 22, 2012 General science
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Photo courtesy of Fir0002/Flagstaffotos. It’s hard to be a biologist without getting into the history of science, at least a little bit. And with a background in Anthropology as well I might be getting a bit boring when I keep saying that some of the things we do tell us just as much  about us than [...]

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Amphibian Answers

May 4, 2012 Life and Living
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1.     Amphibians are the only group of animals with legs like us (bones, organs etc – the tetrapods) that are not adapted to have young on dry land. Although this breaks down a little because there are some who have live young, such as stomach-brooding frogs or some caecilians. It’s nice and simple for [...]

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Quiz – the Amphibian Edition

May 1, 2012 Life and Living
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Kermit said it’s not easy being green, but how much do you know about him? What are amphibians? Are they poisonous? Why are amphibians medically interesting? How big do they get? And what’s up the top? Photo by LoKiLeCh Answers here, with video of multi-coloured frogs.

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Birds Walk on Their Toes

April 23, 2012 General science
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In fact so do a lot of other animals, this walking on ‘feet’ business isn’t as simple as it seems. If you have a look at this photo something looks distinctly wrong about that bend in the middle. (Photo by Frank Vincentz) And this one, that looks right for a finch, but isn’t it wrong [...]

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Wordless Wednesday – Australia

April 11, 2012 Life and Living
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Movie Answers

March 27, 2012 Earth and Beyond
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Sorry about the delay, we were without power for a couple of days last week, apparently a bird took out a whole transformer. The girls enjoyed the extra excuse to have takeaway While I catch up and rearrange, here are last week’s answers in place of this week’s quiz. 1.    The Kessel Run is right [...]

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Dinosaur Answers

March 16, 2012 Life and Living
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Do you know lots about dinosaurs? Close your eyes and click back for the questions. 1.     Dinosaurs first developed on the supercontinent Pangaea during the Triassic. The most obvious consequence of this is that there was originally one single type of dinosaur fauna because they were not geographically isolated. Remember that dinosaurs lasted for [...]

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