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Birds: A Colourful Past

September 15, 2021 0

The colour displays of birds are one of the many wonders of the natural world. These displays are primarily involved in courtship behaviours by messaging reproductive fitness to potential mates. One of the more impressive […]


All Aboard this Ecological Lifeboat

June 30, 2021 0

Let’s talk about deadwood, in times gone by deadwood was often seen as a sign of poor forest management, something diseased to be gotten rid of. In actual fact, deadwood is an often overlooked haven […]

Image of the Peyote cactus, Lophophora williamsii from
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The Peyote Cactus – Lophophora williamsii

May 12, 2021 0

Having been known and written about since at least the sixteenth century, Lophophora williamsii is a cactus that lives in the Texan desert and is also native to South America. Within these regions, it’s fair […]

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The Mandrake

February 10, 2021 0

Interest in the mandrake has grown recently, due to curiosity regarding organic plants, herbal healing, use in homoeopathy and folk medicine […]

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The Alluring Fly Agaric

December 9, 2020 0

The Fly Agaric, one of the most iconic, magical and frequently drawn fungi has been used throughout the ages for its hallucinogenic properties […]

Figure 2: The Coastal Carpet Python (Morelia spilota mcdowelli) is by far the most common snake I relocate in the Townsville region. This relatively large python species thrive in human-altered habitat because of the abundance of rodents that follow human development.

Scaling down a Scaly Conflict

July 8, 2020 0

Australia is well known to support a diverse and large fauna of potentially deadly animals, and when people think about Australia it is only natural to think about snakes. […]


Counting Hedgehogs

June 18, 2020 0

It is fair to say that hedgehogs are one of our (Ireland’s) best-loved animals. While no such surveys have been carried out in Ireland, the humble hedgehog has topped several popularity contests in the UK […]


A short synopsis about frogs

June 3, 2020 0

Frogs and toads play a wide variety of roles in ancient cultures, appearing in stories, myths, legends, fairy-tales, religions, art, and proverbs. Often nature is looked to for inspiring stories to explain the inexplicable; in trying to make sense […]

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