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In The Foothills

Foothill forest in autumn, calm and moist after a little overnight rain, raindrops still sparkling in the foliage and falling in small showers as I push through the burgan understory in search of fungi. The ground soft and giving, my footsteps quiet, so different to the harsh dry crackle of the summer months. A sweet […]

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Of this and that.

We’ve had something of an autumn break, the paddocks are green again and home to many hundreds of Straw-necked Ibis probing the ground with their long curved bills in search of beetle and moth larvae. What a wonderful biological control these birds are; it’s many years now since we had an infestation of christmas beetles […]

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