THE ECHIDNA, A STRANGE LITTLE ANIMAL.

THE ECHIDNA, A STRANGE LITTLE ANIMAL.

How very special our natural history is.   The Echidna has been known by quite a few names; spiny ant-eater, porcupine,  even hedgehog! Its  real name is Echidna acubata. Oddly enough it is a cousin to the equally weird platypus. This intriguing creature lays eggs (usually two), and

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Where the Devil is it?

Where the Devil is it?

I grew up on a farm on the north west coast of Tasmania. In the late  1950’s  a man came to see my father on some business or other.  While he was there he produced a sugar bag which he carefully opened to show us the most ferocious creature  imaginable. It

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A SENIOR GOES SHOPPING

A SENIOR  GOES SHOPPING

A BIG DAY OUT Some may view me as a disgrace to womanhood, but I detest buying clothes. It’s not that I don’t like to look nice, but it’s so time consuming and irritating. The older I get the more I dislike the whole business. Anyway, I

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