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The low-down on common bluebottles
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Clive Phillips argues in favour of a major shift away from the role of zoos as visitor attractions. He says, instead, zoos should reestablish themselves as important educational facilities.
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine began publication in 1787 and intended to familiarise its readers with plants from all over the Empire, which it presented as floral paintings by noted artists who, previously had only been accessible by an affluent audience. Its publication saw their work accessible by a wider audience with a growing interest in exotic species.
A Celebration of Australian Flowers – Curtis’s Botanical Magazine is running at the Redbox Gallery until 30 November 2017 Mrs Macquaries Rd. The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
Propellers and porcupines, hairpins and tennis balls — the common names for some of Australia's 78 species of banksia speak volumes about their distinctiveness and diversity. All but one — the tropical banksia — are found only in Australia. South-western WA hogs most of the limelight with more than 80 per cent of species. What appears to be one large, showy flower is actually a dense cluster of up to several thousand individual blossoms. Their nectar once provided a sweet treat for Aboriginal people, who sucked the flower spike or soaked it in water to make a drink. After flowering, the spike develops into a woody cone with tightly closed follicles, each containing one or two 'winged' seeds.
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Rock climbing legend Paul Pritchard is touring Australia talking about his incredible journey in a series of speaking events called 'Beyond Doing It Scared'.
A week without wi-fi and telly might sound like a challenge for some families, but with so much to see and do, Lord Howe Island makes it easy.
When these wingsuit trailblazers attempted the world record for the highest, longest and furthest flight they left nothing to chance. Chance had other ideas.
The non-government Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary protects a precious slice of the Kimberley, WA.
Hundreds of huts scattered across the Australian Alps are living history and essential shelter for alpine adventurers.
Unfettered by the mishaps of voyages past, Maeva and Peter Elliott navigate the notorious Northwest Passage.
Age has not wearied Australia’s premier 4WD track, the Canning Stock Route.
Even with its long empty beaches, glistening turquoise waters and world-renowned wildlife, WA's Ningaloo Reef remained a closely guarded secret. Now, it faces an uncertain future...
In the middle of Australia’s massive minerals boom, what’s life like in an outback mining town?
Poet Henry Lawson said that to know Bourke is to know Australia. The outback town remains a barometer of Aussie life.
The exquisite Gouldian finch is one of the world’s most prized caged birds. But can a multi-million dollar rescue mission save it in the wild?