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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos

Come on give me a kiss ! Near Wiluna, WA
By cozzas_photography ·  · From Pic of the Week
Published 09 Jun 2017.  Wiluna WA 6646

Royalty visiting St Kilda yesterday
By nikki_cross ·  · From Pic of the Week
Published 13 Jun 2017.  St Kilda VIC 3182

Sturt Desert Peas
By pilbaratourco ·  · From Pic of the Week
Come walk with Pilbara Tour Co.     Published 13 Jun 2017.  Karratha WA 6714

Yarding up
By life_on_a_station ·  · From Pic of the Week
Yarding up #pilbara 
Published 13 Jun 2017.  

Winter spring!

By honeycut ·  · From Pic of the Week
Winter spring! A large male Eastern Grey Kangaroo bounds effortlessly to safety   Published 13 Jun 2017.  Healesville VIC 3777

Doolena Gorge
By travelwithmeilz ·  · From Pic of the Week
                                                   True Aussie Colours                                                    Published 13 Jun 2017.  Marble Bar WA 6760

Friday, December 1, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos

Little red flying foxes
By missybaxta ·  · From Pic of the Week
Published 08 Jun 2017.  Nitmiluk NT 0852

Happy World Oceans Day at Loch Ard Gorge
By itsjohnno ·  · From Pic of the Week
                          Happy World Oceans Day at Loch Ard Gorge                                                            Published 08 Jun 2017.  Port Campbell VIC 3269

Glen Clyde House
By tailoredtasmania ·  · From Pic of the Week
The gallery showcases work by more than 30 Tasmanian artisans, including the owners, and features unique, practical, unusual and quirky items in glass, wood, ceramics and more.     Published 06 Jun 2017.  Hamilton TAS 7140

Plumed whistling ducks
By missybaxta ·  · From Pic of the Week
Published 12 Jun 2017 

Perfect winter day for a hike in Tassie
By jasminakevric ·  · From Pic of the Week
                                   Perfect winter day for a hike in Tassie                                    Published 12 Jun 2017.  Freycinet TAS 7215

Stag surprise!
By Aliceinoz8 ·  · From Pic of the Week

My partner and i love our early walks in the forest near our home and the chance to enjoy some of nature's bounty. Today was especially good as I just had a feeling when i turned a corner on to a new path that something i didnt want to miss was waiting for me. I went a bit further quietly as i could, took out my camera and aimed it to my right and oh there he was loking right at me. I zoomed in while he checked me out, then as i captured him in all his glory he was gone in one graceful leap! Magnificent beast made my day!           Published 12 Jun 2017.  Kuitpo SA 5201

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos

Twin Falls flowing
By heathwhiley ·  · From Pic of the Week
                                            Published 09 Jun 2017.  Kakadu NT 0822

Hard to catch!
Hard to catch! Spotted pardalote      Published 08 Jun 2017.  Anglesea VIC 3230

Photographing a sunset in a dust storm
By peta.e.smith ·  · From Pic of the Week
40 degree heat and insane humidity while fighting off 1,000,000 sticky flies          Published 08 Jun 2017.  Pannawonica WA 6716

Bush fire survivor
By JohnP ·  · From Pic of the Week
We had two possums sheltering in our mango tree after they had escaped a bushfire recently on Mount Coolum. We fed them some fruit however they had moved on the next day.   Published 23 Mar 2017.  Mount Coolum QLD 4573

Rainbow bee-eaters
By missybaxta ·  · From Pic of the Week
                               Birds were having a dust bath in the middle of the road.             Published 08 Jun 2017.  Batchelor NT 0845

The Pilbara landscape
The Pilbara landscape can put out some amazing contrasts in colours.                      Published 28 Jul 2017.  Newman WA 6753

Sunday, November 26, 2017

What to do if bitten by a snake

Eastern brown snake

You have just been bitten by a small snake. You are pretty certain it is just a harmless python, but it disappeared before you could get a proper look. Do you administer first aid and go to the hospital or keep gardening?

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) updated guidelines for treating snake bites

·         Do NOT wash the area of the bite or try to suck out the venom. It is extremely important to retain traces of venom for use with venom identification kits.
·         Do NOT incise or cut the bite, or apply a high tourniquet. Cutting or incising the bite won't help. High tourniquets are ineffective and can be fatal if released.
·         Do bandage firmly, splint and immobilise to stop the spread of venom. All the major medical associations recommend slowing the spread of venom by placing a folded pad over the bite area and then applying a firm bandage. It should not stop blood flow to the limb or congest the veins. Only remove the bandage in a medical facility, as the release of pressure will cause a rapid flow of venom through the bloodstream.
·         Do NOT allow the victim to walk or move their limbs. Use a splint or sling to minimise all limb movement. Put the patient on a stretcher or bring transportation to the patient.
·         Do seek medical help immediately as the venom can cause severe damage to health and even death within a few hours.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos

You've heard the one about why the Fungi 
had to leave?
By lifecatchme ·  · From Pic of the Week

...cause there wasn't mushroom! 
Well, in Mount Field there's so mushroom that the fungi don't leave but stay partying on to make these fine displays of colour in the forest... And that's it ladies and gentlemen, I'm out of here... but before I go, if you have any other funny/lame fungi jokes, please feel free to leave them in the comments.   Published 12 Aug 2015.  National Park TAS 7140

 The enchanting Arnhem Land Escarpment  in Kakadu
By exploreoutback ·  · From Pic of the Week
                  Published 05 Jun 2017.  Kakadu NT 0822     

Pannawonica Hill
By peta.e.smith ·  · From Pic of the Week
Published 08 Jun 2017.  Pannawonica WA 6716

 Big waves hit the Bombo at Kiama NSW
By haworthdavid ·  · From Pic of the Week
                       Big waves hit the Bombo at Kiama NSW Australia at sunrise.                                         Published 09 Jun 2017.  Kiama NSW 2533  

Intersection in the middle of nowhere!
By australiansecrets ·  · From Pic of the Week
Intersection in the middle of nowhere! We stopped here for a roadside picnic on our way to Tibooburra. Temp was 44 degrees when we stepped out of our air conditioned car! Although we thought no one was around for miles we had a visit from a NP Ranger living at the end of this "no through road". Thinking we may have car trouble he drove all the way up to make sure we were ok. And just out of view of this shot there was a sealed section of road that was long and straight and doubles as a runway/landing strip for the Flying Doctor Service. I imagine this little piece of nowhere sees a bit of action every now and again!     Published 09 Jun 2017.  Tibooburra NSW 2880

Pinching Carrots
Someone left the door open to the feed shed, so can't blame the horse! He's gone straight for the bag of Carrots!          Published 09 Jun 2017.  

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Sttop the Adani mine

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszcuk with Gautam Adani 

As Queensland farmers, water is crucial for our livelihoods. As our climate gets hotter and drier, our water resources are even more precious. We call on the Queensland Premier to rescind the unlimited, free 60-year water license they are proposing to grant to the Adani coal mine.
My name is Angus Emmott and I'm proud to be a third generation grazier from Longreach in outback Queensland. I'm committed to a sustainable future for farming in Australia and ask you for your support to protect our precious groundwater. 
In Queensland, the proposed Adani-owned Carmichael coal mine has been granted unlimited access to groundwater. The mine, the biggest of nine proposed for the Galilee Basin west of Rockhampton, is expected to draw 26 million litres of water per day from its pits. Over its life this mine alone would total 355 billion litres of water and modelling already demonstrates that 2 springs will be shut down.
As farmers we are angry about the special deal struck by the Queensland government to give Adani free water for its proposed coal mine. I am launching this petition today to call upon Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to support Aussie farmers and to rescind the water licenses that allow Adani access to unlimited water for 60 years.
All over the country, farmers are battling to stop fossil fuel mining and fracking on their land. Nearly 90% of Queensland is currently drought declared, so why are we giving an Indian billionaire access to unlimited groundwater for a new coal mine?
I'm asking all Australians, to stand with me in calling upon the Premier to rescind this approval before irrevocable damage is done to our groundwater systems and the long term sustainability of Queensland agriculture. 
Angus Emmott with Farmers for Climate Action
This petition will be delivered to:
·         Queensland Premier
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk