Category Archives: BLOG

Blog articles are written by Richard Lee for his monthly newspaper column ‘Country Notebook’. Stories and shorter posts on other topics also appear here.

Wishing You A Very Cherry Christmas

Wishing You A Very Cherry Christmas. Somewhere on the diggings around the Beehive Chimney, a pair of White-fronted Honeyeaters are lurking. I know because I’ve seen the male twice and heard him sing. How do I know that he has … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? Forget Punter Ponting, Pup Clarke and Mr Cricket, instead, think local and think nicknames, acquired names. When I recently tried to track down something or someone in reference to a local event, I realized that not … Continue reading

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Feral Fallow Deer in Muckleford Forest

Feral Fallow Deer in Muckleford Forest. Fallow deer have been living in the Muckleford Forest for some time now but are rarely seen or photographed. There is much discussion on whether or not these feral animals should be removed. The … Continue reading

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Beware the Aliens

Beware the Wheel Cactus Aliens. Fox shit! How interesting is that? Why am I wandering around Mt Tarrangower and examining the faeces of Vulpes vulpes, the Red Fox? Well, it’s all part of understanding the distribution of the Wheel Cactus … Continue reading

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