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Pied Butcherbird at the Community Centre

Photographer: 
Janine Reid
Taken: 20 August, 2017
Posted by: janiner
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janinerTue, 24/10/2017 - 12:37pm

In the last few years the recommended method for tick removal has totally changed. Do not use tweezers, metho or kerosene. Don't disturb the tick as this will squirt allergen into you!

Avoidance of tick bites is the best option.

This involves “dressing for the occasion” and the use of repellents.

If you are bitten by a tick, kill the tick where it is:

For small ticks (larvae and nymphs), use permethrin cream (scabies cream available at pharmacies) &

For adult ticks, freeze them with an ether-containing spray (available at pharmacies).

Wait for the...

Birds in the CovejaninerSat, 07/10/2017 - 4:00pm
Channel-billed cuckoo

Birds in the Cove

North Arm Cove sounds like an aviary at the moment. The gums are still in flower and all sorts of birds are feeding and nesting.

I heard the channel-billed cuckoo for the first time this spring on 17 September. The Eastern koel has also arrived.The minor birds are busy chasing these larger birds wherever they go, mainly as they are cuckoos who lay their eggs in the nests of other birds.

The local plover was fussing in the middle of the night on Friday, so I hope his sole surviving chick...

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janinerSat, 07/10/2017 - 1:55pm

Village Green Track

The walk around Village Green is a very pleasant stroll so we decided to see how much exercise was involved. It is a pleasant walk but watch out for the nesting magpie. He was not worried about us but our small dog was another matter.

We used a mobile phone app to record the details.The loop is 260 metres long and it takes about 4 minutes to walk around the track at a steady pace. However, I find it difficult to see a change in 11m in the elevation as shown in the app. The details are below.

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janinerSun, 17/09/2017 - 9:19pm

The weather is warming up and the Cove has burst into bloom. Have a look at the website gallery for pictures of some of the wild flowers currently out in the bush. Earlier this week we had a good look along the tracks north of the village towards Bulga Creek. There are stacks of small bushes with flowers out in bloom, lots of yellow peas, purple boronias and white tea trees to name just a few. There are also quite a few orchids.

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