Adelaide's very first mob of Grey-headed Flying Foxes - AKA Fruit Bats - have moved into the eastern suburbs. It started with an advance party of 50 or so. Two weeks later the 'camp' numbered more than a 1000. Stay tuned for the 'reaction' of local residents!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Amazing - who would have thought getting among trees and green things would be a good idea?"There is growing evidence that combining activities such as walking or cycling with nature boosts well-being. In the latest analysis, UK researchers looked at evidence from 1,250 people in 10 studies and found fast improvements in mood and self-esteem." See the full news story here.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
here for more info. The trees will be a feature in an exhibition by Janine Mackintosh and other KI artists at the National Wine Centre 27 July - 29 August.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Australia's wild places lost a stout-hearted friend with the recent passing of Chris Baxter. A prolific rock climber and life-long bushwalker, Chris is best known for his work as co-founder of Wild and Rock magazines. But he was much more than a climbing legend turned self-made publisher. His passion for the bush whirled from deep within. He took nature seriously and was fearless in defending its freedoms. Yet for all his imposing presence Chris was also a steadfast and encouraging spirit. For nearly 30 years - and through thick and thin - he remained a loyal supporter of my writing. I owe him a lot and I'll miss the phone calls out of the blue - calls full of news, declarations, gossip, flights of rhetoric and that wonderful booming voice on the other end of the line.
|Chris Baxter at Hanging Rock in 2006 - with the kind of sign that inflames the ire of free spirits everywhere.|
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Two months into a very different life perched on the eastern end of Kangaroo Island. Day by day we are drawn closer to what's happening around us. And not just the views across Backstairs Passage, or the sudden sightings of wildlife. What seems to be happening is like a sixth sense. How the different waves sound on either side of the Cape. The draw and heave of the tides. Varied scents and textures in the sea breezes. The messaging of the clouds. The shape of waves on Scraper Shoal. Patterns of movement by kangaroo mobs, galah flocks, finch families and goanna young. Day by day the rhythm of the place grows within.
for more about the new home see: