After eleven years of nature blogging I’ve decided to draw a line in the sand. When this blog began on Blogger it was one of the early Australian nature oriented blogs, then, a Blogger database crash prompted the creation of the present iteration on bencruachan.org, the first post appearing on 11/11/2005. It initially focused mainly on birds, but gradually broadened to feature general natural history subjects, with the latest emphasis being moths. Since then Australian nature blogs have proliferated, with many equal to or better than any found on the World Wide Web, showcasing wonderful photography and interesting and informative comment. The blog will remain on line for a while and will then close, after that it may be accessed for reference in the National Library of Australia Pandora archive. I will continue to post nature observations on Twitter, and my other site Nature of Gippsland will continue to be published and updated. The bencruachan.org home page will remain on line after moving to another host, and something new may see the light of day there. Twitter and NOG will also carry notifications. So, thanks for reading, and goodbye from Ben Cruachan Natural History.