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Ian Fraser
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Canberra naturalist and conservationist
Canberra naturalist and conservationist

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Sepilok; an oasis in the oil palms #2
Last time I introduced the Sepilok area in eastern Sabah, Malaysian Bornea. With this post I'm continuing that series, but with a fairly brief post, relating to the surrounds of the Rainforest Discovery Centre, which is immediately adjacent to the Orang Uta...
Sepilok; an oasis in the oil palms #2
Sepilok; an oasis in the oil palms #2
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Sepilok; an oasis in the oil palms #1
Sepilok is a leafy settlement a little to the west of Sandakan, which is the second largest city of Sabah, in Malaysian Borneo. The Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and adjacent Sun Bear Conservation Centre are major tourist attractions - but I'm pleased to...
Sepilok; an oasis in the oil palms #1
Sepilok; an oasis in the oil palms #1
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Bundjalung National Park; great name, great park
Recently we undertook a very pleasant meander through a series of national parks in north-eastern New South Wales (NSW hereafter), not much more than a good day's drive from home, exploring both the wet forest hinterland (including elements of the Gondwana ...
Bundjalung National Park; great name, great park
Bundjalung National Park; great name, great park
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Spreading the Seeds; animals 'helping' plants
I was reading an intriguing story yesterday - which I'll get to shortly - which led me to think about animals being 'employed' by plants to distribute seeds. There are various ways of doing this, including by sticky burrs which cling to fur and feathers, ev...
Spreading the Seeds; animals 'helping' plants
Spreading the Seeds; animals 'helping' plants
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For My Melbourne Readers!
Next Thursday (24 May), I'll be chatting with Andrew Robertson of Hill of Content Bookshop about my recent book Birds in Their Habitats; journeys with a naturalist , and I'd love it if you could come along, and let others know who might be interested. This ...
For My Melbourne Readers!
For My Melbourne Readers!
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Cocopara National Park; a little beauty
In our part of the world, every Easter (and at other holiday times) large numbers of our fellow Canberra citizens head east to the coast. We're not keen on crowds, so this year we opted to go west instead, through the woodland remnants of the deep soils of ...
Cocopara National Park; a little beauty
Cocopara National Park; a little beauty
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Crocodiles and Alligators; never smile, see you later...
Few reptiles exert the same (often horrified) fascination for people as do crocodilians - and I'll explain shortly why I'm using that apparently fussy and precious term instead of just 'crocodile' when talking about the overall group.  Like sharks, it seems...
Crocodiles and Alligators; never smile, see you later...
Crocodiles and Alligators; never smile, see you later...
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Tambopata; essence of Amazonia #2
This post concludes my introduction to Tambopata National Reserve and Research Centre (which includes an excellent lodge), in the southern Peruvian Amazon Basin, which began here . If you missed it, you might like to go back and read the background to the r...
Tambopata; essence of Amazonia #2
Tambopata; essence of Amazonia #2
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Tambopata; essence of Amazonia #1
In southern Peru there are a couple of major options for an Amazon adventure, and who would go to Peru without immersing themselves in the vast lowland rainforest? Well, probably no-one who is reading this at least! Manu is perhaps the better-known of these...
Tambopata; essence of Amazonia #1
Tambopata; essence of Amazonia #1
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Conifers of the South; #2 the kauris, bunyas and podocarps
This is the second and final part of a series which began here ; in a broader sense it's part of an intermittent series on 'favourite trees', links to which can be found in part 1. It's probably worth reading part 1 before you read this, as I won't repeat b...
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