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Most people are familiar with the cute little Australian parrots, the Galahs; they are very distinctive with bright pink upper bodies, grey back and wings, and a white cap. They are sometimes associated with a common saying of ‘Great Galah’ which is directed towards someone in a joking way.I wanted to turn this phrase around and use […]
Every other week (around Sunday) the resident Carpet Python that lives in the Visitor Centre at Tidbinbilla gets fed a mouse. I’ve never seen a snake eat anything before so this was quite an eye opener – as it looked like the snake was having reverse regurgitation! It’s jaws dislocate and extend over it’s prey […]
A few months ago Hazel and I visited the NASA Deep Space Tracking Station at Tidbinbilla. I drive past this everyday to and from work and it always amazes me how huge the dishes are (biggest in the Southern hemisphere). I also like the way it compares the advancement of technology with the beauty of […]
On Monday, Hazel and I went snorkelling with Byron Bay Dive Centre at a little island called Julian Rocks. In the 45 minutes that we were there, we saw a turtle, wobbegong shark, manta ray, puffer fish, trumpet fish and a whole other range of exciting fish, that was enticing the scuba diver within me. I […]
Last Friday we departed from Canberra Airport to Gold Coast Airport for our little trip to Byron Bay over the long weekend. However, at Canberra airport we were met with a small delay, gate change and different plane. Once we had boarded our pilot told us, humorously, that our previous plane had a runny nose and didn’t want […]
I was pleasantly surprised to receive the above certificate from UNEP, in response to my colouring in competition for Tidbinbilla on World Environment Day! This must be sent to each activity organiser. I hope there was a great amount of activities organised to really help UNEP’s gorilla donations.
When I eat my lunch at Tidbinbilla, there is always a friendly magpie that comes to join me hoping for a crumb. He walks around strutting his chest, owning the picnic area as his territory. This gave me inspiration for a superhero that knows his territory. Majority of people know magpies as swooping birds protecting their […]