The Swift Parrots are back!

The Swift Parrots are back!

The Swift Parrots are back! The Swift Parrots (Lathamus discolor) have returned to mainland Australia. Research published in December 2020 suggests there may only be several hundred Swift Parrots left, meaning they are on the very brink of extinction. Logging and...
The magnificence of dragonflies

The magnificence of dragonflies

The magnificence of dragonflies Across our north-eastern Melbourne suburbs, dragonflies (and their cousins damselflies) are relatively common. They are found right across Australia and all around the world. There are hundreds of species in Australia alone and it’s...
Five indigenous pollinator-attracting daisies

Five indigenous pollinator-attracting daisies

Five indigenous pollinator-attracting daisies If you’re growing vegetables and fruit, you probably understand the benefits that pollinators bring to your garden. Many plants, particularly the cultivated varieties we grow for food, are self-fertile (don’t need other...
Masters of disguise – the Tawny Frogmouth

Masters of disguise – the Tawny Frogmouth

Masters of disguise – the Tawny Frogmouth Tawny Frogmouths are one of our most popular native birds. They recently came runner-up for the second time in 3 years in the Guardian/BirdLife Bird of the Year poll. In this article is some interesting information about...