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Photo of the week: Ohau Point seal pup

Today’s photo of the week is of a New Zealand fur seal pup at Ohau Point.

During the winter months a group of young playful seal pups can often be seen swimming in the waterfall pool along… 47 more words

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Pet Beds are an important part of keeping warm

If you’re starting to feel the cold (well probably not in Queensland at the moment) your pet will be feeling the cold too. Pets need comfort and warmth to sleep well and since a lot of them often sleep, even through the day, a bit of thought should be put into their needs. 386 more words

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Invertebrates on the Antipodes Island

By Chrissy Wickes, Services Ranger (Biodiversity)

Scientists, John Marris and James Russell, have completed several research trips to the Antipodes Islands.

They have found a number of unique species of invertebrates on the islands, as well as clear evidence that mice are having a significant impact on the invertebrate species on the main Antipodes Island. 273 more words

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Native animals coming to the libraries

Native animals are coming to the libraries this school holidays. Book in to ‘Meet Native Animals’ at Mundaring and Greenmount Libraries. Bookings are essential, and you need to contact the libraries to book a place. 34 more words

Bushrangers Bay, or The Place Where It Finally Happened

I love Chicago, but for once it’s nice to be in a city where, when you leave its limits, there’s actually, like, stuff to do. Most Midwestern cities are surrounded by rolling suburbs and acre upon acre of cornfields. 413 more words


Review of The Family Hour in Australia

The Family Hour in Australia by Tai Snaith. Published by Gibbs Smith. Dust-jacketed hardcover with 32 pages, full color illustrations. Sized 10 x 9 inches. ISBN 978-1423633198. 503 more words

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In search of the carnivorous snail

By Timothy Maule, Trainee Ranger, Turangi

DOC Central Plateau and Project Tongariro staff went bush recently for a snail-counting mission in the Waipakihi Valley.

Ripping up the Waipakihi in a chopper with a pack full of gear, one dog, some rifles and enough food to feed a tribe for eight days seemed too good to be true. 696 more words

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