LET’S TALK ABOUT…. THE BANDICOOT!

LET'S TALK ABOUT.... THE BANDICOOT!

I once attended a dinner party in the UK where the main topic of conversation was how to deal with moles wrecking lawns. The equivalent in Australia would have to be the sweet bandicoot, though his pointy snout leaves a conical hole rather than a molehill. He

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Hello Possums!

Hello Possums!

‘Hello Possums!’   has long been Dame Edna Everidge’s affectionate greeting to her audience. They are definitely very cute….in their place! Once  my husband and I awoke  before dawn to the tinkling of glassware and thought a burglar  was making off with our crystal goblets. We peeped into the

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A WOMBAT IS WISE IN A WONDERFUL WAY

A WOMBAT IS WISE IN  A WONDERFUL WAY

The wombat has a reputation for being a bit, well…..not that bright. The wonderful Australian author Ruth Park wrote a series of  very popular children’s stories under the title. The Muddle-headed Wombat, Waddling this way! And what does he know?  Well, how to dig, for one thing. He

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THE TASSIE TIGER OF PENGUIN

THE TASSIE TIGER OF PENGUIN

Before Covid19 hit, my partner Rob and I were in Kakadu (Northern Territory). looking at indigenous rock art. For me, the most exciting image was of a thylacine, thought to be over 4,000 years old. How wonderful is that? 😍 A TASSIE TIGER IN TOWN! For many

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