The Majestic Brumby or Feral Horse Pest?
This winter was my first in Melbourne and as the days got shorter and the air more icy, I found myself with a bit of weekend …
Batmania: The bats hiding in the backyards of Melbourne
For two brief years, 1835 to 1837, the capital of Victoria was called “Batmania”. Named after one of its founders, John Batman, Batmania is …
Cane Toads: a Toxic Relationship with Australian Fauna
Ahh the cane toad, a name that strikes horror in the hearts of Northern Queensland locals and environmentalists alike. This pest species has been a troublesome …
Who let the cats out?
We’ve worshipped them since ancient times. They’re our feline overlords. Cats. We love them as pets – and indoors. But did you know that cats have …
Ants: Australia’s gift to us
If you asked a person to think of Australian wildlife, the animals that are likely to come to mind are marsupials like koalas and kangaroos. If …
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