Why write about slugs? They’re dull, slow and gooey and eat all the flowers and veg in the garden. Sea slugs, however, are a little different. They come in all shapes, sizes, colours and patterns. Many of them are so beautiful, they are works of art in themselves. These colourful creatures of the oceans can […]Read more "Slugs of the Oceans"
We love all wildlife and a lot of our travelling is dedicated to finding specific things – marsupials in Australia, octopuses in Lembeh and in Sulawesi, kingfishers. Sulawesi is part of the Indonesian region known as Wallacea (Sulawesi, the Moluccas and the Lesser Sundas), where the British explorer and naturalist David Wallace, discovered that there […]Read more "The Kingfisher Quest"
Cephalopods are smart. Whether it’s a squid, cuttlefish or octopus, they’re all pretty clever, which is probably why we love them so much. We have spent hours underwater just watching them and still want to go back for more. They are fascinating and entertaining. A lot has been said of the intelligence of octopuses, but […]Read more "Smart Cephalopods"
After Tangkoko, we headed for Lembeh Island for a change of scenery and activity. We’d been muck diving here before and loved all the crazy creatures we saw, so it was good to be back. Muck diving sounds awful, but it’s quite the opposite. Although we are diving in ‘muck’ – silty / sandy seabeds, […]Read more "The Weird and Wonderful Creatures of Lembeh"
We spent a couple of days birdwatching in Tangkoko National Park in Sulawesi with our lovely guide Irawan. However, Tangkoko is also very well-known for some of its other non-feathered tree dwellers and we were lucky enough to see all of them. These first two we weren’t expecting to see at all. I was just […]Read more "Tangkoko Tree Dwellers"
We can’t blog about a trip to Australia and not show you any photos of their amazing animals. While we don’t have any wild marsupials in the UK, Australia has more than their fair share. Marsupials are mammals that give birth to their young when they are still small and unformed. These tiny babies continue […]Read more "Marvelous Marsupials and Other Animals"
Living in the UK it’s hard to grasp the sheer size of Australia and how long it takes to get from one place to the next. With an area of 1,727,000 square kilometres, Queensland is the second largest state in Australia. It is seven times the size of Great Britain and has a population of just […]Read more "Scenic Queensland"