Sea urchin solo in the coral reef choir05/29/15
Birds aren't the only ones who sing at dawn and dusk. Under the waves there are a whole range of creatures who make a racket, not least of all, sea urchins.
Take to the air
Take off into with people who dream of flight.
The roads less travelled
With a punishing 18 day on, 9 day off schedule, these workers spend more time grading roads in outback Australia than they do with their families.
Motorbike groups call for recreational registration
The Motorcycle Council of NSW says that a new category of registration would go part of the way to solving illegal riding in the state's forests.
Labyrinths 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.
A heart full of wing beats
The ten gallon hat has stains across its band from the last lambing season. He speaks with a slight whistle on his ‘esses’. He goes crook about modern art and the rabbit problem. But this man, who at first glance seems to be a hardened outback type,...
Trout fisheries caught on the fly
Even though thousands of trout are released every year into Australian waters, some fly fishers say the fishery is in decline.
A cricket game on a cocklespit
Regional South Australian yacht club members don their thongs and play a game of tippity-cricket in the middle of the Spencer Gulf.
Science and silence in the life of a desert walker
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.
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