Thanks to the Alliance for Proactive Organisations Centre for Environmental Advocacy Australia and Alpha Phi Omega Victoria for working so hard to remove rubbish from our Yarra Riverbank 'beach'. This was part of Ocean Conservancy's 30th International Coastal Cleanup. The group, including children, did a great job of … [Read More...]
Pink no more!
The Saltwater Lake lost its pink colour during the first few days of September.
As far as we know, our salt lakes turn pink because of the natural interaction of a harmless, single cell green alga - Dunaliella salina - and an also harmless halobacterium - Halobacteria cutirubrum - in response to … [Read More...]
2 chicks in compound nest!
Update: our bag nest builders are the White-browned Scrubwren (not Fairy Wren) and they have two very hungry chicks! The nest is in our compound, on top of a shopping bag, alongside the fire extinguisher and just above the couch. It's a nice dry spot, safe from feral cats but it's also our lunchroom and now a busier place than ever with birds flying in and … [Read More...]