The Great Oz Eddventure #29 – Evolution and the Skiing Kangaroo

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…

The Great Oz Eddventure #28 – Aboriginal Rock Art

Today, Hazel and I went to Yankee Hut in Namadgi Nature Reserve where there is Aboriginal Rock Art.  The rock is on a 2 hour return easy walk, and on route we came across Flamed Robins, Currawongs, Galahs, Magpies, Wattlebirds and an orchestra of frog calls!  The rock itself is large, and I felt very privileged to see the artwork […]

The Great Oz Eddventure #27 – Naked Eye Vs Binoculars

I have just treated myself to a pair of binoculars and what a fantastic difference they make.  It now opens up a whole new level of bird spotting.  It also amazes me how with the naked eye you cannot see the vibrance of colours, shapes and textures that binoculars help you to see. When I […]

The Great Oz Eddventure #25 – Wildlife on your doorstep

People are excited to hear that I have this great opportunity to live in Australia for two years, but then are surprised to hear that I am living in Canberra as it is not classed as a happening city.  But reality is that Canberra has a bonus of having wildlife on your doorstep.  Every day […]

The Great Oz Eddventure #24 – Human Enclosure

I enjoy working at Tidbinbilla being in the company of such great wildlife.  Today, I wondered what would happen if the tables were turned and it was actually the kangaroos that went to visit us humans in an enclosure.  Seeing how land is continually being used to build upon and taking away so many habitats […]

Easter Colouring Competition for Tidbinbilla

To celebrate Easter at Tidbinbilla I created the above two designs for a colouring in competition.  Today was the first day that they were in use and it was great to see some come back coloured in!  The colouring in competition is being held for the rest of the Easter weekend, the Tidbinbilla Extravaganza (on Sunday 11 […]