Urban canopy is being destroyed more than replace.
The Big Leap
Tree Frog we found at the Wilson Reserve in Melbourne I'm more nervous than this little frog as I prepare to leap across the enormous pond. I've been burrowing through piles of paper work for months trying to get an exemption for a visa to Australia. It was hopeless, I might as well have been … Continue reading The Big Leap
Bats and Sugar Gliders
One quarter of the mammals in Australia are microbats They are rarely seen. Small creatures about the size of one's thumb fly about in the night sky eating insects and not bothering people. Many of them roust in tree hollows which humans often cut down, not wanting a hollowed tree to fall on their heads. … Continue reading Bats and Sugar Gliders
Melbourne and suburbs
Melbourne was the first place my grandparents and my aunt stopped at on their journey to Australia in 1912. In my book Visions from Two Continents I published my Aunt Lucille's diary entries about that arrival. While in Melbourne I wanted to find those places. They entered the harbor via the Yarra River and came up … Continue reading Melbourne and suburbs