Slugs of the Oceans

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 […]

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The Kingfisher Quest

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 […]

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Smart Cephalopods

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 […]

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Tangkoko Tree Dwellers

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 […]

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Scenic Queensland

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 […]

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