AboutI'm Stewart Macdonald, a biologist in Australia. This blog details the adventures I have tracking down wildlife (mainly reptiles).
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Monthly Archives: January 2009
I had a spare day in Darwin before I flew back to Brisbane. I checked out a few zoos around the place. Crocosaurus Cove Crocosaurus Cove sign
After leaving Kakadu, we drove north towards Humpty Doo, the town closest to Fogg Dam. We arrived in the late afternoon. The sign at the entrance to the Fogg Dam Conservation Park.
On our way from Mt Isa we stopped at Elsey National Park. I had wanted to find some water monitors (both Mertens’ and Mitchell’s water monitors are known from the area), but had no luck on this front. We did … Continue reading
We drove from Undara to Mt Isa, arriving in the late afternoon. We got a room at the local caravan park, then headed out onto the roads. We only found one animal, but it was an interesting one. We found … Continue reading
From Chillagoe we headed to Undara Volcanic National Park. Undara wasn’t a planned stop, but we were in the area and I’d heard good things about Undara. I was surprised to find that the only way you can access the … Continue reading
As we left the Atherton Tablelands, we stopped at Granite Gorge to see some cute little Mareeba rock wallabies (Petrogale mareeba). We saw a few frilled dragons (Chlamydosaurus kingii) run off the road. One ran up a tree, while the … Continue reading
After Tully, we headed to the Atherton Tablelands. We spend three nights there, during which time we saw a ton of stuff. We went to: Millaa Millaa Falls, Malanda Falls, the Curtain Fig, Lake Barrine, Wooranooran National Park, Mobo Creek … Continue reading