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  • Australian Emblems

    The Australian floral emblem is the golden wattle (Acacia pycnantha), but we don’t have any national animal emblems. It’s generally... read more
  • Aviary Update

    The Burke’s Backyard aviaries, built last year were landscaped and irrigated to maintain an environment for breeding finches. Rare and... read more
  • Bats in Your Backyard

    Grey Headed Flying Fox The bat is a fascinating creature that has appeared in the belief systems, art, literature, film... read more
  • Brown Honeyeater Nest

    Fairhill native nursery at Yandina in Queensland is undoubtedly one of the best native plant nurseries in Australia. At nurseries... read more
  • Galaxias

    Galaxias Around 90 million years ago a group of tiny fish called Galaxias lived almost side by side with the... read more
  • Magpie Wire Nests

    Although Australian magpies (Gymnorhina tibicen) take their name from an unrelated black and white European crow, they are essentially ground... read more
  • New Mantis Shrimp

    New Mantis Shrimp A giant predatory shrimp previously unknown to science has recently been found in the waters east of... read more
  • Snake Bites

    Snake Bites Every year in Australia between 500 to 3000 people are bitten by snakes. A very common myth about... read more
  • Tree Preservation

    Tree Preservation Over the last 15 years Australian home owners have stopped planting trees. Not only have they stopped planting... read more
  • Tasmanian Tiger

    Tasmanian Tiger The Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, was a shy, elusive creature hunted to extinction after only a century of... read more
  • Animal Logic

    Ring around the moon, rain before noon. A mirky milky way means a dull damp day. Rain before seven, fine... read more
  • Cane Toads

    Cane toads (Bufo marinus) are natives of South and Central America. They were introduced into Australia in 1935 to help... read more