A year ago I wrote about my first experiences with the Firewood Banksia, or Banksia menziesii. Funnily enough I called that blog post "Banksias up close: a post script", as reference to a previous blog post about Banksia ericifolia. Rather than being a post-script, I think it may have been the beginning of something new; the beginning of a love affair with Banksia.Read More
Last Friday I wasn't feeling great. I was feeling pretty sad and a bit lonely.
Still, research had to be done. I found myself out in the wheatbelt of Western Australia, wandering around the bush looking for pollinators I wasn't finding.Read More
I used to study and work in the Banks building at the ANU. In the middle of the building, enclosed and hidden away from the rest of the world, there was a wonderful courtyard - an oasis.Read More
The short answer, I think, is that no one knows, but that wouldn't make an interesting blog post.
Now, to the long answer...Read More
Bimberi Peak, or Mt Bimberi, is the highest peak in the ACT at 1912 m.a.s.l. It lies towards the south of the Brindabella Range, straddling the border between the ACT and NSW. Funnily enough, I'd never actually climbed Bimberi - perhaps because its remoter and harder to get to than many of the other Brindabella peaks such as Mt Franklin, Mt Gingera etc.Read More