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A Marsupial Tale (tail?)
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A Marsupial Tale (tail?)

While running down a private road off Nullaki Drive a few weeks ago, I picked up the object in the attached photos. There was only one thing I thought it could be, and I sent the photos out to 4 ecologists who all came back with the same ID confirming my suspicion: it’s the tip...

Save the Seal?
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Save the Seal?

A New Zealand fur seal is discovered ‘washed up’ on the Anvil Beach sand. He is lying very still, his breathing almost imperceptible. His fur seems dried out, not sleek and wet like we are used to seeing. He has a wound on his shoulder, which looks old and healed. He doesn’t appear to see...

Arum Lily – wicked beauty
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Arum Lily – wicked beauty

Arum Lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica, was introduced to WA from South Africa more than 100 years ago as a garden plant. It is now a widespread and well-established weed, and the sale or propagation of this declared pest has been prohibited since 2006. It thrives in the moist conditions of the Southwest, where it chokes out...