National Bilby Day

Save the bilby national bilby day

National Bilby Day

Yesterday, 11th September was the annual National Bilby Day.

I am afraid I am a day behind the times here but I just want to share the cute bilby love because they are another unique and cute Australian animal that needs our affection.  The information below and image above I have gathered from Save the Bilby Fund’s website.

  They are listed as endangered here in Queensland with only 400-600 wild bilbies.  Threats include feral cats and foxes, and competing for food and habitat with rabbits.

A couple of interesting facts are that the bilbies big ears help to cool its body due to the ears large surface area which cools the blood passing through the blood vessels close to the skin surface, and that the bilbies are one of the fastest breeding animals on the earth with a 12-14 day pregnancy.

For more information and to help save the bilby please see https://www.savethebilbyfund.com/

National Tree Day 2016 – Mount Gravatt, Brisbane

NAtional Tree Day 2016 Mount Gravatt Brisbane NAtional Tree Day 2016 Mount Gravatt Brisbane

Today I took part in National Tree Day 2016 at Mount Gravatt in Brisbane.

Was a lovely day full of awesome people coming to lend nature a hand.  It was great to catch up with old friends and to make new ones too.

I got to plant some native grasses and trees, as well as removing some weeds to help koala and small bird habitats.

It was really nice stepping foot back on to the mountain again.  We used to walk up there quite regularly and the attend bush care events until moving to Wynnum a year ago.

World Turtle Day

World Turtle Day montage sketch tmnt mon repos cute illustration

 

I found out at lunch time it was World Turtle Day today!  And we were going out for most of the day so this is a quick photo montage.

I found my picture of me at Mon Repos with the hatchling turtle – one of the most amazing experiences of my life; a quick photo before going out this evening to an 80s party so I wore my TMNT t-shirt; and funnily enough I had actually drawn two TMNT lunchtime sketches this week so added those in as well!

Then put it all into Photoshop, create a cool turtly background and add in my cute Trent the Long Necked Turtle!

Ringo’s Earth Hour Comic Strip

Ringo possum cute Earth Hour comic strip

On late Tuesday night this came to me.  So in the spirit of Earth Hour, I spent just 60 mins to create it (which included the initial brainstorm and finding some scrap paper!).  And now shared with you for Earth Hour day itself – for more information please follow this link https://earthhour.org.au/home/

 

koala meets Gizmo from Gremlins

Cute illustration of koala meeting gizmo from gremlins

Currently at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane they are showing a range of old school ‘monster’ horror films.  So I bought a five day film pass to satisfy the horror fan inside of me, and the first film to see was Gremlins with the adorably cute Gizmo!

It struck me that Gizmo is very much like a koala – cute, small and cuddly and need to be treated with responsibility.  So just to recap on those responsibilities: no sunlight, no water, and no feeding after midnight, all create havoc for our little Gizmo.  In the film, when water is accidently dropped on Gizmo he multiplies and creates 6 more babies in a matter of minutes, which unfortunately all turn out evil.  What about koala?  They need their habitat protecting as they are a threatened species as their numbers are in decline.

So in a world where Koala meets Gizmo on a wet stormy night, Gizmo says to Koala “If only the rain water made you multiply”.