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Dry County Species

In November 2014 I again travelled to AWC Scotia to help with pitfall surveying,  (a scientific recording of species occurrence/change). Monitoring which species actually still exist in this country is done effectively by Australian Wildlife Conservancy. Here’s a couple of little friends who live in arid western NSW. ningaui holdingThis is a Ningaui, a bit stunned by the morning sun, one of our smallest marsupials.

 

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And this is a velvet gecko.

 

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And here’s where they live, burnt out, no water and searingly hot. Amazingly the plants and animals still thrive.

 

 

Feeling down? Need a happy pill? View this video

Looking at what humans are doing to planet earth can make you feel a bit low, so here’s a happy-pill-video (esp for Finnish readers who are going into winter) which I’m certain will cheer you up. 

Now that’s THINKING, and now you’re cheered up I’ll be cheering myself up by getting out of my comfort zone and going to Scotia sanctuary Nov 3rd to count and measure snakes and other reptilians. It will be crispy dry and hot with a chance of meeting a fierce snake (Oxyuranus microlepidotus), also known as the Western Taipan,  its regarded as the most venomous land snake in the  world. (actually, its also endangered)

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/threatenedSpeciesApp/profile.aspx?id=20169 Oh what fun.

If I don’t come home in a box I will be installing 3D work from “Departure Lounge” for Sculpture 14,  Toyota Spirit Gallery, show opens 19th November. Here’s the invitation. ToyotaSculpture14Invite

If Ten Million Cats goes quiet, you know I came to grief…ah the hazards of the art world.