Tilapia Threaten State Fisheries

Tilapia Threaten State Fisheries

A couple of ABC news items caught my eye yesterday.  First up, there was a report on the alarming spread of tilapia in Queensland rivers.  Tilapia are an introduced fish that breed and spread prolifically in our environment.  They pose a significant threat to our...
Dry Times in the Wet Tropics

Dry Times in the Wet Tropics

The last two days I have been busy watering our landscaped gardens and the many trees and shrubs in them. Looking back through my diary, I see that the last drop of rain here was back on 5th July, when we received a paltry 5mm (quarter inch).  Since then there have...
Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

With the trail cameras showing a glaring absence of wild dogs I am giving those spots a rest for a few days.  Kathy and I are just enjoying a few quiet days at home.  Today I did finish a review of two pair of German Optical Precision binoculars for the SSAA.  I am...
Nature Calls

Nature Calls

This morning I resumed painting the front doors.  That was until an excited call from Kathy brought me into the kitchen.  Another Cairns Birdwing butterfly had emerged.  When pruning the garden we are wary of any cocoons hanging from branches, but sometimes their...
Close to Home

Close to Home

Our road has been unusually busy in the last week.  There are a couple of building projects underway on the neighbours’ places.  There have been tradesmen and concrete trucks flitting back and forth.  We also hosted a largish social event at our place as well. With...
Nature Photography

Nature Photography

With some cool, misty, wet days I find myself writing about what I get up to when the weather permits.  I prefer to be out of doors.  Now that the weather has cooled down I am trying to avoid getting wet, and cold, on my little hunting forays about the area. Other...