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Owls in Rehabilitation
Burke’s Backyard visited Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, which has a clinic for the treatment of injured native wildlife. John Dengate talked...
Save the Car
Save the Car You might think that getting rid of your old petrol guzzling vehicle and replacing it with a...
Snake Warning Veterinary Surgeon, Dr Rob Zammit, warned that it is now snake season. Even though the worst months (November...
Spur-winged Plovers We visited the grounds of Sydney University, where a pair of Spur-winged plovers is nesting. The parents...
Bird Attacking Window
John Dengate explained that in spring, as the day length increases, birds are preparing for the breeding season. Male birds...
Dung Beetles We have over 350 native species of dung beetle in Australia, and about 22 species that have been...
Re-Planting Local Environments
Re-Planting Local Environments Don visited a remnant cabbage tree palm forest on Sydney’s northern beaches and gave local residents some...
MAD – Good Ladybirds
Don looked at a vegetable garden that is thriving without the use of toxic chemicals to control insect pests. Instead,...
Eco Concepts Don visited Eco Concepts in Melbourne, and spoke to Rick Eckersley and Ben Kerr about the latest...
Saving Power Saving Money
Modern appliances are very convenient, but as John Dengate explained, they come with a hidden cost for both home owners...
The Pub is Good for the Environment
Burke’s Backyard resident scientist, Graeme Quirk, considered the environmental benefits of going to the pub. Graeme said that drinking tap...
Wildlife on Trees
John Dengate sheltered under a tree on a rainy day, but discovered he wasn’t alone. He found a spider’s egg...