Pink-tongued skink is a rare sight

Pink-tongued skink is a rare sight

NATURE by VIC JAKES Most Sunshine Coast residents will, over the years, have come across the largest of all the Australian skinks, the blue-tongued skink (Tiliqua scincoides), which, from tip of snout to the tip of tail, can be a whopping 40cm. Normally, however,...
Too close for comfort

Too close for comfort

NATURE by VIC JAKES  Glancing out the sitting room window recently, a large snake was stationary on the ‘doggy lawn’ just short distance away. Fortunately, both dogs were inside. Being early afternoon, the sun was reflecting off the snake’s skin, appearing to show a...
Nests hidden in plain sight

Nests hidden in plain sight

NATURE by VIC JAKES I love this time of year. The gradually lengthening days have encouraged so many of our local birds to turn their thoughts to activities that will ensure survival of their species. Now is the time I start to look around my property for early signs...
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