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Birthday celebrations | Brisbane, Australia

The Story Bridge is a heritage-listed steel cantilever bridge crossing the Brisbane river from Kangaroo Point to Fortitude Valley. This magnificent metal structure is repainted every seven years using 17500 litres and has 105,000 square metres of surface to paint.  150 more words

The Brunette Travels

Brisbane City Council banks cash set aside for mosquito spraying despite Ross River fever outbreak

The Courier Mail Matthew Killoran May 15, 2015

WHILE the city battles maddening mozzies and a Ross River fever outbreak, the Brisbane City Council has left almost $40,000 in its kitty for spraying against the buzzing pests. 295 more words

Vector Borne Diseases

Brisbane mosquito outbreak prompts record aerial sprays

Brisbane Times Kristian Silva May 8, 2015

High levels of mosquitoes in Brisbane’s saltmarshes and breeding sites have caused the Brisbane City Council to deploy a record number of aerial sprays. 76 more words

Vector Borne Diseases

A new Moggill Ferry and a new weed.

After months of the old Moggill Ferry being nursed along until a new ferry (constructed in China) reached Australia, Transit Systems and Stradboke Ferries were able to commence a new operation from 12th February 2015. 590 more words

Diary: Rain And Planting And Observations Of Wildlife

Keep the red (and black and gold) flag flying

There’s a cat and mouse game going on in my suburb of Sandgate, and until recently, I didn’t even realize it.

Across the street from my house is a strip of bush land rising in front of a cliff face. 786 more words

Australian History

Brisbane by Bike

Perhaps the best way to get around Brisbane and see the city is by bike. Brisbane City Council provides an extensive network of rental stations from where you can pick up and return a bike to tour the city. 263 more words


Elephant Foot Yam: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

The gift that keeps on giving: In 2013, Annette McFarlane gave me a young Elephant Yam, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius. This tropical, forest-dwelling, winter herbaceous perennial root crop is native to India, SE Asia, Papua New Guinea and Australia.  241 more words