Tag Archives: wildlife

Bats. I’ve got bats.

By 16 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The tree across my lane way in Scullin has recently provided host to a colony of fruit bats.
I wish it was not true, but here they are.
What is TAMS doing about removing colonies of bats?  
I would be grateful for any information.
[Photo by shellac CC BY 2.0]

Wildlife and Charity Christmas Markets @ The Zoo

By 11 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 5 December 2013 at 5:30 pm; ]

Charity, animals, and sausages together at last!

The National Zoo and Aquarium is holding a parker day next month and a whole heap of good charities are going to be putting stuff together to raise funds to do good things.

Did I mention it’s at the zoo?

That’s where the otters are!

Here’s a flyer, check it out!

5:30 – [...]

Wombats dumped.

By 28 October 2013

This wombat was euthinased by the ACT Government. It was blind, deaf and feeding in daylight. As you can see, it has a terminal case of mange. Standard procedure in parks and reserves of the ACT, is to shoot badly infected animals. Then dispose of on site. “On site. Out of sight”. The reality translates [...]

Who’s a pretty boy then? Baby Kookaburra in Haig Park

By 15 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Haig Park these days is home to rabbits and possums, but yesterday the Kelpie of Few Accomplishments and I encountered a baby kookaburra.
Despite being very fluffy it was still more than capable of flying when I tried to get closer for a better pic. No laugh however.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share [...]

Injured kangaroo on William Hovell Drive this morning

By 8 November 2011

At about 8.10 am this morning, we saw an injured kangaroo on William Hovell Drive (between Coulter and Bindubi) – we were going in the direction of Civic.  From appearances, it had been hit, had made its way to the grassy island in the middle and was contemplating getting across to the other side of [...]

The BBC comes for Namadgi

By 12 October 2011

Territory And Municipal Services are proudly announcing that the BBC Natural History Film Unit is coming to Canberra to film in Namadgi National Park for a series called “How Life Works”.
“This ground-breaking natural history series will use the latest scientific discoveries to illustrate how, against the odds, Earth?s most crucial habitats – Jungles, Grasslands, Seasonal [...]

Canberra Camping Advice?

By 18 August 2011

I was looking for any tips regarding camping in and around the ACT. I’m a novice camper and really was just interested in 2 nights relaxing by a campfire. However, things don’t appear this simple. I understand a lot of sites don’t allow open fires (even in winter) and some require a 4WD (which I [...]

RSPCA wildlife work


The RSPCA are letting us know about their work with wildlife in the last financial year:
“We worked with 3,187 native animals, 102 short of last year’s figure which was 3,289 a reduction of 3%. Part of our community work has been focused on reducing the number of native animals presented as a result of [...]

The kangaroo menace comes to Garran

By 9 March 2009

The Canberra Times brings word that a huge kangaroo has broken into a Garran house and terrorised the residents before being wrestled into submission by the man of the house.
The suburb of Garran backs on to a reserve but the Beman and Ettlin house, which they have only been in for three weeks, is a [...]


By 25 November 2008

I have a friend from America coming to visit me just after Christmas.
One of the things she said that she wanted to do was to see a platypus in the wild.

So, does anyone know of any places around the ACT area where the platypi hang out?
Are they even in the area?
Any other information regarding the [...]

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