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Nature in Focus

Photography by Jennie Stock

A celebration of Australian parrots

No visitor to Australia can fail to notice and be charmed by the colourful, noisy and endearing parrots found in this country. Some of the most brightly coloured are the beautiful rosellas. They all have a similar plumage pattern, with... Continue Reading →

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Following the Murrimbidgee (sort of)

The most direct route to the Snowy Mountains from Adelaide (the A20) quite closely follows the Murrimbidgee River, the second longest river in Australia. Our best look at the river was at an overnight stop in Wagga Wagga, an unusually... Continue Reading →

A taste of South Australia

Having finished the golfing activities, we headed down the Eyre Peninsula exploring some of the South Australian coastline along the way. I would love to return at some stage with more time, as there were plenty of places worthy of further... Continue Reading →

The heart of the Nullarbor

The Nullarbor is most definitely well-named, from the Latin words Nullus arbor, meaning No trees. The seemingly endless flat plain covers an area about the size of the State of Victoria. Once a shallow sea-bed, the Nullarbor is the world's... Continue Reading →

Eyre Highway

First stop on the Eyre Highway after Fraser Range was Balladonia. The golf hole here is named "Skylab" in homage to the bits of the NASA space station that scattered its bits all over the area in 1979. The Balladonia... Continue Reading →

Norseman and Fraser Range Station

Day Four of our cross-country trip began slowly, as our planned destination was only 100 km away. We began the day with a bit of exploring around Norseman, a much smaller gold-mining town that marks the beginning/end of the Eyre... Continue Reading →

Crossing Australia with golf as a distraction

Just over a year ago (yes, I know, I'm a bit behind), we began our trip driving across Australia from Perth to Canberra. Wave Rock, one of Western Australia's iconic tourist attractions, was our first overnight stop. Not one of the... Continue Reading →

Insects and flowers

I was practising with my new macro lens on this bottlebrush or callistemon flower in the garden when a tiny fly decided to join the party. I often don't notice the bugs until I start focusing on the flowers with... Continue Reading →

Wild flowers in Western Australia

Western Australia has an amazing variety of wild flowers, many of them unique to the region. Spring is unsurprisingly the optimum time for chasing flowers with your camera, but there is almost always something flowering at any time of the... Continue Reading →

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