AboutI'm Stewart Macdonald, a biologist in Australia. This blog details the adventures I have tracking down wildlife (mainly reptiles).
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Not wanting to have a repeat of last year, I’ve been getting out virtually every weekend in the second half of this year trying to track down reptiles of all shapes, sizes and colours (but generally thin, small and brown). … Continue reading
The weekend after our trip to Chillagoe, Zozizzle and I headed to the small township of Torrens Creek to get all up in the desert uplands and hopefully find some limb-reduced, fossorial skinks. It was a decidedly uneventful trip, for … Continue reading
So I got back from my big Kimberley trip in early August with my life-list of Australian reptiles totalling 291 species. That gave me five months to see another nine new reptile species if I wanted to reach my goal … 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.
At the end of October I went over to the TDWG (the international organisation for biodiversity information standards) 2008 conference. The conference was a great success and a fantastic networking opportunity. There was, however, a distinct lack of reptiles at … Continue reading
I’m back at Dryandra Woodlands in Western Australia, looking for more numbats. Sorry if I haven’t replied to your email. I’ll reply when I get back in a week or two.
I was meeting with some friends at Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens today, so I took my camera along to see what I could see. Eastern water dragon (Physignathus lesueurii lesueurii) Eastern water dragon (Physignathus lesueurii lesueurii). He’s opening his mouth … Continue reading