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: December 2010
Last week I spent a wet four days down in northern New South Wales looking for frogs. I was keeping my eyes peeled for creatures of the scaled variety, but only managed to see a carpet python. New species for … Continue reading
For the last two years I’ve been involved in some survey work up in the far north-western corner of Queensland. In November of this year I undertook what will probably be my final survey in the area. I didn’t get … Continue reading
The northern brigalow belt will always have a special place in my heart for many reasons, but mainly because it’s home to the most ornamental of snakes (Denisonia maculata). I was poking around near Moranbah recently and found a few … Continue reading
We made it from Camooweal to Townsville in one day, but ended up arriving in Townsville quite late. I couldn’t call on my Townsville mates at this ungodly hour, so we headed north and camped in Paluma Range National Park. … Continue reading
From the Central Kimberley we headed up the Great Northern Highway and back into Kununurra. We caught up with a mate overnight, then headed towards Katherine (where we caught up with another mate – it’s good having mates all over … Continue reading
Mornington Sanctuary We headed straight from the Mitchell Plateau down to Mornington Sanctuary. Mornington is operated by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) as a conservation reserve. Typical central Kimberley habitat.
Flummery is a sweet soft pudding made from stewed fruit and thickened with cornstarch. Traditional British flummeries were, like porridge, often oatmeal-based and cooked to achieve a smooth and gelatinous texture; sugar and milk were typically added, and occasionally orange … Continue reading