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I've been a Canberran since moving here from Adelaide on the first day of 1980. I now live in suburban Duffy with my partner Louise Maher, ABC 666 radio and on-line journalist. Among my early memories is following Sleepy Lizards (Shinglebacks) around the paddocks north of Adelaide, guarded by the faithful bull terrier. I have always been passionate about the natural world, trying to understand how it works, how the nature of Australia came to be, and sharing those understandings. My especial passions are birds, orchids and mammals. For much of my life I have been a full-time naturalist, running bush tours, writing books etc, doing consultancies, presenting a regular radio slot on local ABC, chairing a government environment advisory committee and running adult education classes. Recently I have eased back somewhat, but am still writing, teaching, doing some radio work and running overseas tours - as part of my fascination with our Gondwanan origins I've been running tours to South America for the past decade. I was awarded the Australian Plants Society Award in 2001 and the Australian Natural History Medallion in 2006, both for services to education and conservation.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Natural History Book Reviews

This is an 'out of session' post to draw your attention to another project of mine, a periodic series of reviews of natural history related books, which I email, but which are also posted on the National Botanic Gardens Botanical Bookshop website. You'll find the most recent one, as well as all previous ones, HERE.

Meantime, here's a small offering for your trouble.
Young Marine Iguanas on jetty, Isla Isabela, Galapagos.
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