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New ‘Gondwana Rainforest Birds’ tea towel design


The new Gondwana Rainforest Birds tea towel design has just landed in the Paperbark Writer store. It features close-up ‘portraits’ of 15 native birds species found in the Gondwana Rainforests World Heritage Area that spans parts of south east... Read More

A drawing is more than a photo


A few weeks ago I started a daily drawing practice. Although I didn’t realise it at the time. I just happened upon a pair of peregrine falcons mating, and you don’t see that every day. I thought – wow!... Read More

Free grassy woodland colouring book to download


Wondrous Box-Gum Grassy Woodlands: A colouring exploration of a diverse ecosystem celebrates the threatened ecological community of the same name. This book was commissioned by the Molonglo Conservation Group, with the support of the ACT Government and National Landcare... Read More

A walk in the green room


Binna Burra, September 2021 The forest always gives so much. But I need to slow down, to observe, to open myself to its abundance, for this to happen. As I walk into the forest I see the different layers,... Read More

The helpful and benignly addictive world of INaturalist.


The Navajo recognized and remembered over 700 different types of insects, to three levels of classification.1 Most of these insects did not have a practical ‘use’ for the Navajo (e.g. food). The vast majority of these animals were remembered... Read More

Spiky grubs, tiny bats and the giant stinging tree


Meet the punk caterpillar who’s willing to take on some of Australia’s most fearsome plants (the Gympie Stinger and Shiny-leaved Stinging Tree), and spends part of its life masquerading as a bat. In recent years it’s also begun to... Read More

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