• Life is Never Boring – Emus

    April 5, 2018
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    Hi I’m Meryl. I had a tourism planning meeting in Roma, Queensland a couple of weeks back.  When I came outside of the Visitor Information Centre at around 1pm and found these two tourists enjoying the rain.  It is not often we get emus in the middle of town, and when we do they are… Read more »

  • Life is Never Boring – Extreme Weather

    March 28, 2018
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    It never ceases to amaze me the amount of time and support long term locals give up to help their community across Outback Queensland.  The owners and staff of BOOBOOK (Ecological Consulting) are another great example of this, even if I do say so myself. Two years ago, I and some fellow like-minded people, started… Read more »

  • Life is Never Boring – Roma Tourism

    March 22, 2018
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    Hi, I’m Meryl and I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to help review the Roma Big Rig Oil Patch display along with other people from within the region.  A few years back the Maranoa Regional Council produced The Big Rig Master Plan, which identifies a lot of great actions.  Unfortunately funding availability has restricted… Read more »

  • Life is Never Boring – Part One

    March 8, 2018
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     Hi, I’m Meryl.  I live on the outskirts of a country town called Roma in Outback Queensland.  Between my family, the farm, running an ecological consulting business, ecotour business, and community interests, life is never boring.  This is the beginning of my Blog, as I aim to share with you weekly some of the day… Read more »

  • Hot Temps bring Reptiles to Life in Roma

    February 22, 2018
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    The last few weeks have been very busy with reptile relocations for our team here at Boobook. This was due to the dry and very hot (over 40 degrees Celsius) conditions we were experiencing in the Roma Region. Here’s a few tidbits from our jobs: The little fellow above is an Eastern Bearded Dragon and… Read more »

  • Introducing our Botanist, Rose

    January 18, 2018
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    What does being a botanist mean? If you check the dictionary the broad definition it gives is a person who studies all plant life – from grasses to tall trees. However there’s more to it for me. Being a botanist is not just learning the names of plants, it’s also about being passionate for plants,… Read more »

  • Toad or Frog – How to Tell the Difference

    January 4, 2018
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    The Cane Toad Rhinella marina continues its’ march across Australia, spreading from its original introduction sites on the tropical north Queensland coast. It’s now seen regularly in southern inland Queensland towns like Roma, Injune and Miles.  Cane toads are often confused with some of our larger kinds of native frogs. This sometimes leads people to… Read more »

  • Christmas Time in the Bush

    December 21, 2017
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    It may seem a little odd putting up snowflake and icicle decorations at Christmas time during the Australian summer. Though Australians are lucky to celebrate Christmas this time of year when we can enjoy delicious cold food, seasonal fruit and fresh seafood. It’s also a great time to explore the bush because many of our… Read more »

  • Duncan Armstrong gives Wallaroo Outback Retreat the Thumbs Up

    November 9, 2017
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    Story by Pauline MacDonnell. “Wallaroo is the perfect way to experience our incredible Aussie landscape with all the comfort and luxury of being in a five star hotel. I’ve travelled a great deal with my swimming career and work life, but rarely have I seen a better set-up than Wallaroo. I’ll be recommending Wallaroo to… Read more »

  • 5 Species of Migratory Birds You’ll Find in the Roma Region

    September 4, 2017
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    BOOBOOK Ecologists, like Craig Eddie and Richard Johnson, get excited as spring approaches.  Not only does this time of year bring the reptiles back out of their winter hiding places, it is also usually brings an increase in birds and their songs throughout the Roma region.   Some of the birds we see in our part… Read more »

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