Bitterns breed in riverina rice02/27/15
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.
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...
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