On the first day of the new year, 2011, I choose to feature one of my smallest fellow residents, found lazing in a hydrangea flower.
And I think how lucky he is to live in a protected habitat where only his natural enemies can affect his life.
Yet even in a gazetted Refuge and with a conservation contract on my deeds in perpetuity, were there coal under us, nothing would protect him or me from mining. Coal does not follow the same laws as the rest of our land users.
And that has to change.
Coal needs to be deposed as King in this country.
My New Year resolution is to keep working to make that happen.