This site is to be used to record platypus sightings by putting your sightings in to comments

Thursday, March 25, 2010

More photos of the river distruction

More photos of river distruction.

Going back and photographing you get to see the differences and to know what is happening. The water has fallen and you see the erosion on the banks in the first photo.
 The second photo shows the piles of wood that have been burnt releasing hundred tons of co2 to the atmosphere. You will also note they the soft woods have burnt and the gums are left behind, this is because they take longer to dry out. So much for the government departments saying there was only willows dozed out. They didn't even go and have a look and if they did they didn't know what they were looking at. Maybe money talks.
The third photo shows that there was wildlife there as this is a freshly dug wombat's burrow.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Australian fedral police

This image was taken from the back cover of police journal the APJ Vol 64 number 1.

  The words say: "POLICE FAUNA :PLATYPUS (AFP)

From the Earliest days of its establishment in 1979. the Australian Federal police has adopted the platypus as a symbol representing the diverse  requirements placed on its members in the execution of there duties.

A platypus is truly unique and tenacious mammal which survives against increasing pressure from today's environment. It leaves no stone unturned in it's daily pursuits but is capable of passing unnoticed if required. The mammal displays an unfailing dedication to explore all possibilities in an effort to maintain its special place in Australia's environment.

While the Australian coat of arms (featuring the emu and the kangaroo) are prominent on the AFP badge, an AFP platypus logo is often displayed with the words"Nulli Secundus" (Latin for second to none)."platypus" is also the name of the AFP's cooperate publication."

Pity they car'nt stop the distruction of the real platypus and its habitat, there logo is under threat.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

natures revenge

Land clearing with a buldoser
Well its been a while and the results are in and it amazes me what nature can do.Weeds and more weeds. Deadley night shade is plofirating by the millions.
Willows are reestablishing them selves. The poor old red gums are gone.
I have compared these photos with the previous ones and it appears there is about twenty feet of the bank gone. You will also notice the willows are regenerating in the piles and the gums are dead.
click the photos to enlarge
I guess the photos will speak for them selves.