Talking to the Shoreline

Located along the well-trodden track that leads to where surfers regularly head down to the waves below, Point Leo’s ecopoetry trail encourages walkers to catch a glimpse of Western Port

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The changing climate of waterwise gardening

It’s common for unexperienced gardeners to bemoan the fact that Australia doesn’t offer the most ideal climate for sustaining heavily water-dependent gardens. Often, though, this is because some Australian garden

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‘Brown birds in a brown landscape’

Migratory shorebirds are considered our most endangered group of birds. Described as ‘brown birds in a brown landscape’, they are notoriously difficult to identify and are adept at remaining hidden

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Phasmid: the indefatigable invertebrate

Children’s books have a long history of portraying hopeful tales of adventure and survival through fictional characters and fantastical worlds. Phasmid, however, is of a different nature. A true story

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‘…a life I could not read’: the significance of eucalypts in Australian culture

I won’t be the last to say it, but it can be easy to forget our eucalypts. Growing up, I took the immense trees that my family were lucky enough

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An abundance of bird obsessives

Perhaps the only thing more interesting than the incredibly diverse, intensely beautiful, and often amazingly intelligent birds that grace our planet are the stories of the bird lovers themselves. Those

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Chasing the secrets of the Kimberley

Often referred to as one of the most pristine and ecologically diverse areas of the world, the Kimberley region of Western Australia has a fantastical allure about it. It’s one

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Some untamed perceptions of biodiversity

Our psyche, our health, our evolution is informed by the state of the natural realm. Philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty believed that it is through nature that human beings can tap into

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Reading wonder: the power of nature in Australian children’s classics

Children’s books have always been a big part of my life – as a child (unsurprisingly) and as an adult. Literary studies at university enhanced my love for new and

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