Monthly Archives: November 2011

Lake Eacham

In November 2011, I was lucky enough to spend some time at Lake Eacham on the Atherton Tablelands. My main task was tracking down little brown skinks, but I managed to track down some other critters along the way. One … Continue reading

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The look of love

It had been a whirlwind three days. We’d seen one of Australia’s most recently described geckos, found a bunch of endemic species on what has to be the world’s oddest mountain, and left a friend for dead while we frolicked … Continue reading

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Mounting Mt Lewis

After doing pretty well in the Cooktown region, we headed south along the Bloomfield track and then back up the range to Mount Lewis. I’d been up to Mt Lewis several times, but it had always been too dry to … Continue reading

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Cooktown – a herpetological endeavour

After the parrot-viewing, we headed back south and then towards the coast and Cooktown. We’d spent longer with the parrots than we’d expected, so we were running behind time (which is to be expected when traveling with me). We had … Continue reading

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The Laura Sandstone

After leaving Tully, we had to cover a lot of ground to get up to Laura before nightfall. We were looking for a gecko at Laura, but had only a rough idea of where to look for it. We did, … Continue reading

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Tully Gorge

After a conference up at Paluma, two friends and I headed north to try our luck at finding some critters. One friend was from Melbourne/Adelaide, so much of Queensland’s habitats and herpetofauna would be new to him. The other friend … Continue reading

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Missed it by that (indicates small space between thumb and index finger) much

Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Baronet, GCB, GCSI (Barto to his mates) was a great guy (apart from that whole Zulu war incident). Great enough, in fact, to have a mountain named after him. But not just any mountain. … Continue reading

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