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This bird is a lady

December 16th, 2021 - Howard Birnstihl

Everybody knows and loves ladybirds. In fact, they are probably the most universally accepted insect species, bringing more smiles to more faces than any other. 


Summer drummer

November 20th, 2021 - Howard Birnstihl

Later this month when you hear the thunderous roar of cicadas in the Flagstaff or Parkville Gardens remember they have probably been working up to it for seven years.

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Hello possums

October 14th, 2021 - Howard Birnstihl

It’s not as common as it once was to be woken in the night by the thumping of possums running across the roof, the raucous guttural sounds of their territorial squabbles destroying our dreams and shaping our nights.

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