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: November 2010
From Kakadu, we headed south to Katherine and west along the Victoria Highway. We camped overnight on the side of the road and awoke to the sounds of purple-crowned fairy-wrens (Malurus coronatus ). This was a bird we were hoping … Continue reading
We arrived in Kakadu National Park during the day and set up camp in one of the campgrounds. Then we headed to the Bowali visitor centre to meet up with a mate. We walked into the visitor centre just as … Continue reading
The goal for Darwin was to see some mangrove snakes, but we thought we’d try our luck at a real beast first: Cryptoblepharus cygnatus. We ended up finding it on a retaining wall in the carpark at the Museum and … Continue reading
June 2010. Winter. Cold. Dark. Depressing. To maximise the chances of finding new reptiles, we decided to head north as quickly as possible. First night: on the side of the road just south of Augathella. Away from the thermal buffer … Continue reading