Meet the rainforest neighbours

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Nearly 3 weeks ago I planned to draw A plant a day for a week. Part meditation, part nature journaling, part learning new species. Well, life got in the way, as it does. I didn’t draw a plant every day. … Continued

Free nature journaling workshops this weekend in Toowoomba

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After a sweltering summer, at last the cooler weather has arrived in Brisbane! And that means it’s perfect for getting outdoors and into nature. This Saturday 8th April I’m leading two nature journaling workshops at the lovely Redwood Park in … Continued

Binna Burra in the springtime

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The forest is full of birdsong and insects are buzzing on high. The trees are flushing new growth: so much bright, young, green. It lights up the darkness of the rainforest. A white-browed scrubwren hops along the forest floor from … Continued

Animals need trees

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Many people consider themselves animal-lovers. Every day, strangers in the street exclaim at how gorgeous my two dogs are, and ask for a pat. Cat videos easily go viral on social media. Baby farm animals in petting pens are often … Continued

Drawing on Queensland’s present to recreate New Zealand’s past

  This story starts and ends with a duck. It also includes volcanoes, subtropical rainforest, an idyllic lake and a team of dedicated scientists. But let’s begin with the duck. I met the duck in Germany, in 2008. The lovely … Continued