Introducing Nox

By |2019-11-26T11:46:29+10:00February 7th, 2019|Mammals|

Inspired by the name of the wolf 'Two-socks' in the film 'Dances with Wolves', this young male dingo’s name 'No socks' was abbreviated to 'NOX', when he arrived towards the end of a very wet January, probably evicted from [...]

Red Boobook

By |2015-07-25T14:39:05+10:00July 25th, 2015|Birds|

After more than twenty-years of searching Daintree Rainforest for all manner of cryptic life forms, we have at last photographic evidence of this rare Red Boobook (Ninox boobook lurida).   The Southern Boobook (Ninox boobook) is also known as  Mopoke, Morepork, Spotted Owl or [...]

Northern Jewelled Spider (Gasteracantha fornicata)

By |2019-11-26T11:46:30+10:00May 11th, 2015|Fauna, Spiders|

I recently chanced upon a curious fluorescence out the corner of my eye, beneath the movement of a small black invertebrate. Upon closer inspection, I was delighted to see the Northern Jewelled Spider (Gasteracantha fornicata), weaving its fluorescent green [...]

Breakfast with the Boyd’s

By |2019-11-26T11:46:31+10:00May 4th, 2015|Insects, Reptiles|

Boyd's Forest Dragon (Hypsilurus boydii), resplendent in his camouflaged coating and ornate headdress, had a fortuitous visit this morning.  A Giant Tropical Mantid (Hierodula majuscula) made the mistake of walking into sight of the ever-vigilant dragon and swiftly became breakfast. Boyd”s Forest Dragons are endemic [...]

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