Because I am creating a lot of pitures to do with where I work at Tidbinbilla, I decided that I needed a logo for it. So I created a cartoon version of the current logo (featuring the endangered Southern Brushtailed Rock Wallaby sitting on a rock, next to a Grass Tree Xanthorrhoea), but something extra was needed – our other endangered animal that also has a breeding program at Tidbinbilla – the Northen Corroboree Frog.
And finally, a name was required. Tidbinbilla + Blog = Tidbinbloga!!
At Tidbinbilla we have a resident Brolga, and I have heard people saying that they have seen him ‘dance’. I didn’t quite believe this could be, but this morning I saw the ‘dance’! The dance consisted of him running around stomping his feet, stretching his wings out repeatedly, whilst all accompanied by his vocal “BRRRRAPK” sound. Such a fantastic sight I had to create this picture.
This is my 100th blog post, and what a cute post it is!
At the weekend, Hazel and I had a trip to Sydney. Returning back to our hotel on Saturday evening we came across a tiny Ringtail Possum joey waddling around the hotels entrance. Unfortunately we weren’t the only ones who had our eyes on him – there were magpies, crows and mynas all circling around the trees above hoping that the little joey would be their evening meal!
So with the help of the hotel manager we collected the little chap and took him to the nearby vet, as mother possum was nowhere to be seen (so there was no mothers day card for her the next day!!). This made Hazel’s weekend as she was able to hold him in her hands and he was ever so soft.
We hope he is still doing well!
For Mothers Day in Australia (Sunday 8 May) I wanted to create an image to go on a Mothers Day card for where I work at Tidbinbilla. The picture would be for the children to colour in and then give to their mums! This is the picture I created – a Koala with her Joey!
Since working at Tidbinbilla, I have learnt that swans in the Southern Hemisphere are black! And the pair of swans that live in the Sanctuary have just raised a new cygnet, which has added another great attraction to the Reserve!
Driving to work last Tuesday I came across two Wedge Tailed Eagles sitting on the side of the road. This is the largest wild flying bird I have ever seen – I was awe struck by it’s presence and size! Lovely array of dark brown colours, and a pair of piercing eyes. I just wish I had a moment longer to take a photo of them!
Me!! Here is a little lunch time creation I did yesterday!
Driving home from Tidbinbilla I come across a Kangaroo road sign which has been ‘modified’ to look as if it is skiing – see picture below. I not only find this comical, but wonder what if evolution makes kangaroos adapt in this way, as snow does appear on the Australian Alps…