AboutI'm Stewart Macdonald, a biologist in Australia. This blog details the adventures I have tracking down wildlife (mainly reptiles).
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Category Archives: Expeditions
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
The Mitchell Plateau is one of those places I’ve dreamed of visiting since I first heard about it. It’s an area of high endemism, meaning that there are biological entities found there and nowhere else. Obviously the endemic biological entities … Continue reading
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