Landscapes

At one end of a beach at Bermagui, south coast NSW, an ancient creature lies half buried in the sand. Its long snout sucks up water at high tide, its dark eyes watch for whales… and inquisitive dogs.  For this is a dog-friendly beach, allowing romping dogs with their walking and stick-throwing owners. These caves […]

An extinct volcano near the Tilba region of NSW, Gulaga Mountain holds great spiritualsignificance for the local Yuin people. You can imagine why, as the rocks near its top are no ordinary rocks. In 2006 Gulaga, previously called Mount Dromedary, was returned to its traditional owners. At about 800 metres above sea level, the walk […]

In the reclaimed Brush at Wingham, Brush Turkeys abound. In daytimes, they are usually seen scratching amongst the leaf litter. Today I entered the Brush on the still-dark side. It was too early for their routine, and I caught them napping. This was the first time I had seen them roosting on branches. Neither of […]

On the mid north coast of New South Wales, there are many secret small coves like this one, usually in national parks and accessed by foot. You may see another person or two there, but seldom more. But other creatures actually live there! Like this perfectly camouflaged tiny crab, who kept disappearing and then popping […]

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