• Scorpion Urodacus macrurus under ultraviolet light

    Glow in the dark Scorpions

    When the sun goes down in the Australian outback a completely new suite of animals come out of hiding. This includes Urodacus macrurus, a large (up to 10cm in length) species of scorpion that occurs throughout central Queensland. These scorpions avoid the harsh sun during the day bunkered down in their burrow. Instead, they prefer… Read more »

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  • Spring is in the air!

    I was looking at my diminished woodpile this morning and thinking that I might not need to cut any more this winter. We might just have seen off the worst of the cold. Spring is in the air! In the last week I’ve noticed the Little Noisy Friarbirds Philemon corniculatus (a kind of honeyeater) arriving… Read more »

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  • Spotted Bowerbird

    Spotted Bowerbird: Nature’s True Collector

    Our Principal Ecologist and Tour Guide Craig Eddie took these photographs of a bower in some roadside vegetation in western Queensland. The bower belongs to our resident bowerbird in Outback Queensland – the Spotted Bowerbird Chlamydera maculata. Like all bowerbirds, they build a bower which is basically an archway constructed from grass stems and twigs. Each… Read more »

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  • Being a responsible traveller in Australia

    Whether you are an international tourist or an Aussie citizen, it is important to travel throughout Outback Australia responsibly. There are many factors to consider and be aware of, such as our poisonous creatures, animals that may cross roads at any times of day (cattle, kangaroos and emus), distances between some towns and black spots… Read more »

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  • two tour guides looking out to the valley below

    Glamping at Wallaroo in the Australian Outback

    Craig and Meryl Eddie from Boobook Explore based in Roma and Justin and Pauline MacDonnell from “Wallaroo” a 71,000-acre cattle property north of Injune have partnered to bring a real life experience for people ready for their first or next adventure in Outback Queensland. Nestled in the Carnarvon Ranges Lost World Carnarvon is a one… Read more »

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  • Sugar Gliders – Gliding through the Night

    You need to get the spotlight out at night to try to find these little critters.   Widely spread across northern and eastern Australia, the Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps) is common within the Maranoa Local Government area and around the township of Roma. Belonging to the gliding possum family, their most distinguishing feature is the flap… Read more »

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  • Identifying snake species based on skin shedding’s

    Recently we received a call from a member of our community who had found a snake skin in their spare bedroom. Concerned that they couldn’t find the snake’s whereabouts, we got them to bring in the skin so we could identify it before deciding on the next course of action. The easiest method of identify… Read more »

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  • Staying Connected with Nature

    The worldwide pandemic of the Covid19 saw the closure millions of tourist and recreational activities, with people needing to isolate and stay indoors a lot more! Now more than ever we really need to find ways to keep our spirits up and life as normal as it possibly can. Studies show that connecting with nature… Read more »

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