Category Archives: Australian Wildlife

Corporate Care


“For The Love of Money” their motto read and they don’t care if the planet’s dead. There’s corporate to think of – corporate need; it’s not like it’s about profit or greed. We have shareholders who need their gain; we’re … Continue reading

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen


Well my Old Man was a Bushie and he had a Bushie’s heart and the Eucalypts and Dad just couldn’t part. It would never matter where he was or the company he held, betwixt him and the bush there was … Continue reading

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A Nations Pride


I heard their words; the Bushman’s a art. Those ballad’s come straight from the heart. They tell of trial and tribulation; the deeds that made this, our great Nation. This is our history, more true than most; of the glory … Continue reading

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Progress


The creaking in the branches spoke of days now long since past and the wisdom of its age drawn in the shadow that it cast. Its head peaked out of the bracken before Cook sailed the sea yet we had … Continue reading

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This Land


Ya gotta love this land of ours; from desert to the sea. Every time I look at it, it’s where I want to be. It doesn’t matter how I feel or what’s gone wrong today I gaze out on its … Continue reading

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Two Dawns (written to celebrate Spring)


A flower opening with the Dawn; the beauty of a land newborn. Its petals open, kiss the sky inviting bee and butterfly to sup on nectar, Oh so sweet so other flowers they can meet. Then one more flower meets … Continue reading

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Adaption


Adaption is life; a mantra of being. Adaption is part of personal freeing. Without it you’re stuck in a rut that is life. Without adaption all that’s rigid is rife. To fly with the Angels, or hobnob in Hell, learn … Continue reading

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Frilled Neck Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii)


High in the trees she’ll spend her days, ‘cos that’s the place she likes to laze and spend the days of blazing sun; up on fine branches she can run. To lay her eggs she’ll come to ground and when … Continue reading

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Mountain Pygmy Possum (Burramys parvus)


I am the cutest little guy Big black eyes so I can see at night I really am a fantastic sight My outer hair is black or brown white beneath that; soft as down Sweet nectar from the Eucalypt tree … Continue reading

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Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus)


Fear I strike wherever I go For my venom can swiftly flow My poison’s there to kill my food But I will bite you if you’re rude If you see me then stay away I will bite, hear what I … Continue reading

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The Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)


The Platypus; strange little beast. On worms and beetles she does feast. In creek and river she will dive; she needs fresh water to survive. Her home – a tunnel, dry and warm where she can weather any storm. A … Continue reading

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Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)


Over half a metre tall; what a giant of an owl. Watch him fly and hear his deep howl. He lives in a hole in the biggest tree; the Powerful Owl is flying free. Awake in the night, quiet through … Continue reading

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Blue Tongue Lizard


You’ll find my tongue is deepest blue If I should poke it out at you I poke my tongue out if I’m in fear Like if a person comes too near With mouth wide open and tongue poked out I’ll … Continue reading

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Bandicoots (Isoodon obesulus)


Long ears and nose – the Bandicoots feasts all night among plant roots. Those dainty holes they dig a lot to hold the pointy nose they’ve got. They snuffle in to find a feed; their search for food – a … Continue reading

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Superb Lyrebird


With tail spread wide he’ll do his dance. It gives him a romantic chance to bring a mate into his life; a female bird to be his wife. But only if he dances well will she fall under his love … Continue reading

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