Author: Ella Kelly (Ella Kelly)

Amazing adaptations: the master of disguise
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Amazing adaptations: the master of disguise

Australian Giant Cuttlefish are masters of disguise and intrigue. They can hide in plain sight, impersonate their fellows with ease and lure in unsuspecting prey – all by using one of nature’s most awe-inspiring adaptations...

You call that a tree? THIS is a tree!
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You call that a tree? THIS is a tree!

On a family holiday in New Zealand, we were driving to the beach when we passed a small, brown sign that read ‘BIG TREE’. My dad skidded to a halt, reversed back, and turned down the dirt road the sign had indicated. If there was anything that could draw the Kelly-family-holiday crowd, it was a...

Gone feral: Australian species that are invading the world
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Gone feral: Australian species that are invading the world

In Australia, we are no strangers to invasive species. You’ve probably already seen one today – a house sparrow under the table while you were grabbing a morning coffee, or a European honey bee buzzing around that flowering bush outside your house. We know too well how invasive species can disrupt our delicate ecosystem and...

On the hunt for smart quolls
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On the hunt for smart quolls

Two years ago, I found myself trekking through the hot humid bush of Far North Queensland lugging a bundle of small mammal traps, a GPS (which still didn’t stop me getting lost in the taller-than-me grass) and a bucket of some very stinky bait. I was on the hunt for one of Australia’s most elusive...