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: February 2009
Wallum frogs is the collective term applied to a suite of frog species that are found only in wallum/heath environments. These environments are characterised by vegetation such as Melaleucas, sedges and banksias. The waters in these swampy areas are tannin-stained … Continue reading
The other weekend I went up to the Lamington Plateau with a friend of mine. We were hoping to find a bunch of Coeranoscincus reticulatus (after my extraordinary luck with them last time). Sadly, no coeranoscincids were to be found. … Continue reading
Last December I assisted someone with a venomous snake handling course for the Cracow Gold Mine. We stayed at the Cracow Pub, owned by Fred Brophy. A green tree frog (Litoria caerulea) found in a post out the back of … Continue reading
In January I went out to the southern Brigalow Belt twice. Once to look for pale-headed snakes (Hoplocephalus bitorquatus) and once to look for yakka skinks (Egernia rugosa). Both trips were highly successful. The yakka skink trip turned up not … Continue reading
Recently I spent a day up at Lamington National Park with some friends of mine. We’d gone up there to look for a small, brown, nondescript species of skink called Harrisoniascincus zia. I’ve nicknamed it the Solo skink, because the … Continue reading
In a bit of a departure from my usual wildlife stuff, here’s a pic and a timelapse sequence of the Brisbane Wheel at night. Neither of them are particularly good. The Brisbane Wheel at night.