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From dead to living habitat

I watched the decline & eventual death of an old palm tree behind the Marrickville Golf Course Club House with some sadness.  Trees like this don’t get replanted in my experience. 338 more words

Urban Forest

The Dawn Fruit Pickers: A Story

There was a commotion outside my house in Bellbowrie, Queensland a few days ago.  All the windows and curtains were shut. I dreaded that the neighbour’s dogs were back following a recent attack. 657 more words

Writing Stories

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

The sulphur-crested cockatoo can be found throughout Australia’s northern and eastern mainland, and Tasmania. A small population has also become established around Perth, Western Australia. Their normal diet consists of berries, seeds, nuts and roots. 71 more words


The other day while sitting near large windows overlooking my garden, I heard a pair of ravens making a particularly loud noise. I looked up from the book I was reading, ok I confess, the game I was playing on my iPad, to see my neighbour’s tree filled with sulphur crested cockatoos. 160 more words

Cockatoos Aplenty!

These days, the Sulphur-crested cockatoos that inhabit the local park are making themselves more visible that ever. I’m not sure whether it’s simply because their numbers have increased, or whether the cockies are becoming bolder in their habits, but over the last few weeks there have been many, many of these amazing birds, searching for food around the local river banks, and even on the grassy footpaths outside the houses that are located in the more quiet areas of our suburb.. 70 more words