Science and silence in the life of a desert walker03/27/15
Andrew Harper’s business card says that he is a 'desert walker'.
From unused pool to environmentally cool
Michael Gillings decided that he didn't want a pool in his backyard anymore. But rather than filling it in he has guided the pool back to nature, converting it into a pond bursting with all sorts of native creatures. These include his crowing...
The northern-hopping mouse builds its own house
The northern hopping-mouse not only builds it's own house, that house has secret entrances and is built in rhythm with the lunar cycle.
The pipes, the bagpipes are bushwalking
Being told to go outside and play still happens to those who play in pipe bands across Australia. But where do you go to practice the bagpipes?
Bitterns breed in riverina rice
Researchers are overjoyed that the globally endangered Australasian Bittern is breeding in NSW Riverina rice crops, but baffled by many of the behaviours of the enigmatic bird.
Flowerpot habitat creation
Flower pots for biodiversity.
Off Track all over
Open the door and step out into the great Australian outdoors with this new episode of Off Track.
Australia's cicada siren call
The sound of cicadas calling is accompanied in my memory by an icy-pole and the feeling of a soft drift of droplets hitting my arms from the trees above. Had I known I was being peed on by thousands of cicadas, I might not’ve committed the rosy memory...
Walking through heat haze and time
It seems that every coastal town you come across in South Australia, big or small, has a jetty - a finger pointed out to the ocean. The longest of them all is at Port Germein, where you can walk over one and a half kilometres out into the Spencer Gulf.
Saturday night fishing fever
Even party boats roaring past blasting hip hop don't ruin the serenity of those who choose to fish at Walsh Bay on a Saturday night.
Joust the two of us
A cricket oval in Parramatta, or a 14th Century jousting battlefield?
You dirty rat
The largest rodent in Australia is amphibious, fulfils the same niche as an otter and could be used to get rid of the pest black rat. There doesn't seem to be anything dirty about the water rat.
Wild night sounds in the Victorian forest
The birds and possums are calling out to each other, talking about land grabs, and politics and sex. And you can eavesdrop on them too, if you only know how.
Rivers of the Sea
Surf Live Saving Australia reported in 2013 that an average of 21 people die in rips every year on Australian beaches. What's being done to prevent this?
Go, Dog, Go!
Are these the happiest hounds in Australia?
Serious sea swimming
Those who swim laps are dedicated, but those who swim in the open ocean show no fear. At least, not externally.
A day in the life of Moore Park Golf Course
You could be in a fairytale place it’s so idyllic: the soft green grass looks perfect for a picnic, it looks as if a fairy castle would await you under the pines if you only lifted that branch.
The sounds in silence
For a man who makes a living making sounds for film, he sure does like the deafening silence of the Flinders Ranges.
Stunties at your service
I do my own stunts.
Sydney's abandoned rail tunnels
There is a whole other town underneath the skin of Sydney. It’s an earth bound, stone and concrete-lined world of subterranean tunnels.
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