with Jill McLeod
Occasionally the reputation of a town and its surrounding district is closely associated with the personalities of the dogs that take up residence within its confines. Braidwood is such a town together with its surrounding villages.
Residents and visitors find themselves greeting the dogs before they acknowledge the presence
Galahs are starting to show off and perform for their partners all over Australia, as they get ready for the breeding season. Whether they are hanging out upside-down or playing soccer with pebbles on the ground, you will see plenty of playful activities at the moment.
“While often associated with noisy
By Heike Hahner
Heike answers a question from a reader:
Help! I am the new owner of an 18-month-old Labrador, who arrived at our home with some bad habits. He jumps incessantly, nips at feet and elbows and I can barely restrain him on a lead when taking him for a walk. We
Sometimes wildlife gets into the wrong place...
We all know about possums in the roof and the difficulty in removing them.
Over the last few months, Wildcare has been called out to capture and relocate a number of wombats that had moved into the Queanbeyan suburbs. Left alone, and after some time,
"This water barrel is at my back door – usually filled from overflow from rainwater, but now it is kept full for any passing animal like this mother and joey” –– Mark Selmes.
Birdbaths, shallow dishes for ground-dwelling animals, and containers with water on platforms for possums are also lifesavers.
By Farz Edraki
Spring is the season for picnics, bike rides and idyllic afternoons in the sun, right? Wrong. For Australians, it’s a time to cover your bike helmet with unsightly straws and eye stickers, to carry protective sticks when outdoors, and to cower at the sight of a black-and-white blur
by Susie Edmonds
If you live in the Braidwood or Bungendore areas, chances are you’ve noticed the large number of dead wombats on the sides of many roads.
You would have also noticed that many of these wombats have been painted with coloured crosses. These show that the wombat has been checked
by Heike Hahner
Recently a fox took my birds (one hen, nine chicks, as well as a rooster). I bought a couple of companions for the remaining chicks, but the older chooks would not move for days.
My birds are free ranging and sleep in an oak tree. Following the attack, the two survivors
from Wildcare Queanbeyan
It looks like the bush fire risk and extremely hot weather is going to be with us for some time. Whilst priority must be given to saving people, property and stock animals we also need to spare a thought for our native wildlife. The very hot weather affects many
by Heike Hahner
Recently, a number of people both locally and in Canberra have been getting in touch with me about experiencing difficulties with dogs being off-lead near school zones and harassing their on-lead dogs. A pleasant walk to the school with the kids and the dog can become a stressful