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a thriving River Murray wetland

Happiness is a wetland drying down after a flood and providing habitat and food for more than 3000 waterbirds! Spotlit in the late afternoon light, stilts, avocets, ducks, spoonbills and herons quietly forage for their favourite foods. The numbers are … Continue reading

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Sharing environmental watering success!

Beautiful Banrock Station was the location for an inspiring and positive meeting this week, the Nature Foundation SA Water For Nature Exchange. A group of wetland managers, NGO staff, agency staff, researchers and landholders tried not to be distracted by the magnetic … Continue reading

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Dry times for Adelaide

Our rainwater tanks in suburban Adelaide ran dry mid-February 2015 for the second time this summer, after a minimal rain event of about 20 mm mid-January 2015 put a small volume back in the tanks, but it was soon used … Continue reading

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Inlay Lake in Myanmar — a very special place

Two years since my last visit, I am back at beautiful Inlay Lake (also spelt ‘Inle’) in the heart of Shan State in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Inlay Lake is a highland lake famous for its scenic beauty, tranquillity, … Continue reading

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THE LAST THYLACINE

At Jewell Cave in the Margaret River region in south-west Western Australia, fossil remains of Tasmanian tigers have been found indicating their presence about 3000 years ago, a long way from Tasmania. A special display at Jewell Cave presented the … Continue reading

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