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The AG Society Blog: Inspiration from the inbox

I sit here wondering how I will find the time to write an update for this blog on a regular basis. How will I crawl out from under the ever growing pile of paper that covers my desk? Where will the inspiration come from to write something… anything?

And then I get an update from Andrew Hughes…

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The AG Journey: From the design desk

It’s been a busy few weeks on the AG design desk; we’re commissioning illustrations and graphics and working out how the next edition of the journal will look. At this initial stage of the process we take an overview, ensuring we have a variety of stories that will be both visually and editorially diverse…

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The AG Society Blog: And the winner is…Wolbachia!

After a long and interesting meeting on Monday the sponsorships for July have been chosen.

To my delight they include the wonderful Wolbachia project that I mentioned last week on the blog. Katherine Barry from Macquarie Uni in Sydney will be studying the Wolbachia bacteria that creates…

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Wombat Watch: Week 4

One by one they emerged from their burrow. I’d like to think they came out to see me, but the truth is they were far more interested in the rustling of the food bucket and Annie gently calling “wombie, wombie”.

It was my first site of little Wombalano and I was smitten. She was followed by her big sister Wyerigeru who watched me closely and was never quite convinced that I was a friend. At the sound of the camera shutter she would quickly scurry back into the mysterious burrow…

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The AG Journey: Picture this

The Australian landscape has always inspired writers and artists with its diverse natural environments: old-growth forests, deserts, sun-drenched plains, bushland, oceans, dunes and islands skirted with pearl-hued beaches and richly-populated coral reefs.

It’s no wonder that many a photographer has headed out, camera and lenses in hand, to capture it in frames. Their stills, like the landscape…

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The AG Journey: Picture of the future

As AG’s photo editor for the past ten years, I have witnessed enormous technological changes the digital age has brought to traditional magazines like the Australian Geographic journal.

I’m often asked about the future and relevance of…

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The AG Society Blog: Science IS an adventure

In August the AG Society will take part in the biggest Science Week event for school kids in Australia. Science in the City at the Australian Museum aims to promote science in new and exciting ways to thousands of school kids from primary to high school.

And have we got a surprise for them!

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The AG Society Blog: Quoll questioning

When Australian Geographic readers ask questions, we do our best to provide the answer.

If you take a look at our appeal for the spotted quoll article, you will see a very interesting question from an avid reader, iheartquolls, who asks…