Where do flies go for romance?10/18/14
This is not a bad joke, but rather a mating strategy to overcome the sparse populations of flies spread out over vast areas.
Victoria's rich volcanic history
If you think of the Australian landscape as an ancient, water and wind weathered expanse in the middle of a stable tectonic plate, you're wrong. The last volcano erupting in these parts was only 4000 years ago, a mere blink of an eye in geological...
Speaking for those who have no voice
There’s no doubt that encounters with wild animals leave us in awe, and the argument for us disrupting their daily life for a bit of a gawk is generally along these lines: seeing one a creature in real life will engage and educate individuals about...
Mighty Oaks from tiny acorns grow
When was the last time that you planted a tree? Thought like a tree? Thought about the tree on your nature strip?
A highway, a sewerage plant and a most precious parrot
The Orange-bellied Parrot is at risk of extinction. It is listed as critically endangered. When those words are spoken, you might get the idea that the things would be hidden away in a forest somewhere, clinging to edges of life in an isolated oasis,...
A breeze of bicycles passes through Bendigo
A group of bike riders in Bendigo attempt to recreate the sound of the wind. Hissing and honking of horns ensues.
Endangered bandicoots and crystallography
Two science stories from the outdoors in this episode, most likely about things you've never seen.
Powerful owl and the twitching bush telegraph
The powerful owl is an apex predator, has a wing span of 1.4 metres and talons as big as hands. And that’s scary enough, even without the accusatory glare the owl permanently wears, even when at rest.
Reef conservation was spawned
One small public notice stating the intention to mine Ellison Reef was the seed from which the 'Save the Barrier Reef' campaign was spawned.
A compass and a trusty guide
Off Track yes! but don't worry, we have a compass and a trusty guide.
Gundagai sheep farmer a conservation warrior
Even though it’s hard to see at first, the farms around Gundagai are actually part of a relatively rich bio-diverse landscape.
Rain, hail or shine, measuring weather all the time
You rely on these small machines to tell you whether to put an extra jumper on in the morning.
Joust the two of us
A cricket oval in Parramatta, or a 14th Century jousting battlefield?
Ouyen's very own paradise
A community is trying to make its very own version of paradise in the dry landscape of the Victorian Mallee.
Rip-roaring sailing adventure stories
Those who sail have a unique and very personal connection to their vessel that those who don’t sail can find hard to fathom.
Go, Dog, Go!
Are these the happiest hounds in Australia?
Gardening for all weather
Gardens planted specifically for the rain, and a garden planted for the lack of it.
Gardening for the Dead
Does the decomposition of our loved ones make the soil unsuitable for some plants? And why do grave sites sink?
A tale of two fish
The European carp is like an underwater rabbit - it multiplies quicker than native species and is highly environmentally destructive.
Floating Landcare on the Hawkesbury
The site we visit today as a part of Floating Landcare is only accessible by boat. There is no jetty, so in fact, it's only accessible in an oyster punt when the tide is right.
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