MEET THE MAHOGANY GLIDER – ONE OF OUR RAREST CREATURES

Meet the mahogany glider – one of our planet’s rarest creatures. They only occur in a small area of far north Queensland, but they’re very hard to find in the wild. The glider is a nocturnal tree-dwelling marsupial, closely related to the sugar glider. the […]

CYCLONE YASI – ONE YEAR ON

WE FIND OURSELVES ON THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF CYCLONE YASI. IT WAS JUST BARELY A CATEGORY 5 SYSTEM WHEN IT MADE LANDFALL – CENTRAL PRESSURE AROUND 930hpa, WIND GUSTS TO ABOUT 300kmh. The ABC had decided it would not be safe to broadcast from our […]

CYCLONE SEASON – INSIDE ABC FAR NORTH CYCLONE WATCH

IT’S BEEN AN UNEVENTFUL START TO THE CYCLONE SEASON HERE IN FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND. TC FINA WANDERED THE CORAL SEA BEFORE XMAS, AND GRANT MADE IT TO CAPE YORK AS A TROPICAL LOW AROUND THE SAME TIME. FOR MOST OF US, GLORIOUS WEATHER. VERY LITTLE […]

TRAVELLING WITH CASSOWARIES – BY SATELLITE

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A CASSOWARY IN THE WILD? ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN FNQ IS GETTING TO SEE CASSOWARIES ON A FAIRLY REGULAR BASIS. The emu may be taller, but the cassowary is┬ámuch better-looking. They occur only in FNQ and Papua […]