Wild night sounds in the Victorian forest01/02/15
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.
Sniffing out the smallest of quolls
Armed with about two hundred thousand olfactory receptors each, Kuna and Sparky the wildlife detection dogs set out to sniff for the endangered northern quoll in the Carnarvon Ranges in Queensland.
A tonic for the modern age
A comment in an airport lounge in Albuquerque led one woman to raise a half a million dollars for a public labyrinth in a Sydney park.
Where do flies go for romance?
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.
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