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Tree hollows are animal homes #2

‘Tree hollows are animal homes’ is a new series of designs inspired by the relationship between the many Australian animal species that use hollows and the trees that provide them. This #2 design includes illustrations of 19 animal species that use hollows in the Eucalypt Tall Open Forests (also known as Wet Sclerophyll Forests) of south-eastern Australia.

Owls of Australia tea towels are here!

Just letting you know that my new ‘Owls of Australia’ design is now available as a tea towel. It includes all 10 species of owl that are found in Australia, plus a bonus Tawny Frogmouth (not an owl :)).

New workshop series: tickets on sale now!

I’m excited to offer a range of new, full-day nature journaling workshops this year. They’re for people who’d like to learn more about the botany, zoology and ecology of our marvellous Australian nature, while enjoying three beautiful outdoor locations…

Delve deeper into Australian nature

Delve deeper into Australian nature New series of nature journaling workshops for 2024   In 2024 I’m very pleased to offer a series of whole-day nature journaling workshops, for those wishing to delve more deeply into the practice of nature journaling and learn...

‘Mount Kaputar: A living volcano’ – free ebook to download

I'm really pleased to announce the release of my sixth colouring book: Mount Kaputar: A living volcano, a collaboration with Adam Fawcett, Shannon Greenfields and James Faris. This book was developed in partnership with Saving our Species, New South Wales Department...
Delve deeper into Australian nature

Delve deeper into Australian nature

Delve deeper into Australian nature New series of nature journaling workshops for 2024   In 2024 I’m very pleased to offer a series of whole-day nature journaling workshops, for those wishing to delve more deeply into the practice of nature journaling and learn...

Tree hollows are animal homes

Tree hollows are animal homes

‘Tree hollows are animal homes’ is a new series of designs inspired by the relationship between the many Australian animal species that use hollows and the trees that provide them. This first set of 5 designs includes illustrations of 19 animal species that use...

Tales of Science

The Rainforest Ball

The Rainforest Ball

How did the rainforest trees find which animals could carry their seeds far and wide? By inviting everyone to The Rainforest Ball, of course! A story to celebrate National Tree Day, from my book ‘Stories from the Wildworld’.

Return of the bellbirds?

Return of the bellbirds?

Bellbirds are cute, they make beautiful chiming noises, but they also kill trees. And now they’re back at Binna Burra, after a long absence. What will happen next?

She didn’t need much.

She didn’t need much.

She didn’t need much. While I was busy with my own small worries, my own daily life, this last two years, she was just quietly getting on with her own. I didn’t know it, but she was less than a kilometre from where I live, maybe a lot closer than that. For there are...

Nature journaling

A drawing is more than a photo

A drawing is more than a photo

How it all started. I saw a pair of peregrine falcons mating, and was compelled to jot down the sighting in a very simple way. 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...

A new nature journal for the Taronga Western Plains Zoo!

A new nature journal for the Taronga Western Plains Zoo!

The lovely Kelly Pfeiffer - whose encouragement was instrumental for the publication of my previous book Take this Book for a Walk in 2020 - recently commissioned me to create a nature journaling resource for Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, New South Wales. I...

A Tale of Three Scrubwrens

A Tale of Three Scrubwrens

Australia has an enormous variety of little brown birds. Some of these are scrubwrens, of the genus Sericornis (The name ‘Sericornis’ refers to the soft, silky plumage of these birds). Three species of Sericornis live in the forests of Lamington National Park, near my...

Beechmont Nature Journal, February 2021

Beechmont Nature Journal, February 2021

He waits on the bright green grass, alone. As I approach, he walks quickly away (wood ducks don’t waddle). Dark head held high, a cautious eye looking back, watching my every step. I walk by, and he settles back down on the grass, waiting. Wood ducks are grass-eaters,...

Forest portraits

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Cartoons

Sea creatures really don’t like the plastic waste that ends up in their home. You can help by saying ‘no’ to bottled water, and drinking tap water from a reusable bottle instead. This cartoon can be shared and reproduced from non-commercial purposes that benefit wildlife. You can also save and print the free colouring page…

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Sea creatures love reusable bottles — Wildworld Books

Hello and Happy New Year! This summer I’ve been mucking about with cartooning, and have started to create and add ‘Help the Wildworld’ cartoons to my Wildworld Books website. The Wildworld Books website sprouted when I published Stories of the Wildworld and will...

Wildlife illustration

A drawing is more than a photo

A drawing is more than a photo

How it all started. I saw a pair of peregrine falcons mating, and was compelled to jot down the sighting in a very simple way. 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...

Free grassy woodland colouring book to download

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...

Free colour-in sheet: Small rainforest birds

Free colour-in sheet: Small rainforest birds

This colour-in page features some small birds that hang out in the rainforest where I live. Plus a cuckoo waiting to lay its eggs in their nest when it gets a chance. The plant is Neolitsea dealbata, also called 'Doe's Ears'. Can you see why? Download the high...

Impressions of Barambah

Impressions of Barambah

I visited the Barambah Environmental Education Centre (about 50 km west of Gympie, Queensland) back in August. I ran a nature journaling workshop for the staff, and did some field work for a series of illustrations for a little book about the centre. Here are some...