Where I began 🌏1st!
I remember not being able to study my chosen subject, biology, in high school. #Hedland
only had one high school and not enough students were interested to hold the class. I got put in human biol 🙄
I went on to study #conservation
Then worked for a long while, then back studying #environmentalmanagement
Working on a chook farm, at a checkout & cleaning loos wasn't that appealing after awhile 😁
position during this time had me out working at #salutationisland
and the #francoiusperonnationpark
with the then CALM now #dpaw
as part of #projecteden
conducting wildlife surveys.
I remember doing a #woylie
dance, it was over 40 degrees, in the middle of the bush and we were ecstatic to have found an untagged woylie. It meant they were breeding and there was hope for them and other native species reintroduced after devastating removal of many species from feral animals, grazing and clearing of land.
I loved these little guys. One of the many species we found in pit traps we set overnight, to document species present on the peninsula.
I always thought their cute litte face (but watch those teeth 😮) looked like one of Australian wildlifes biggest enemies, the introduced fox.
Loved measuring their little feet and head knowing I was contributing to protecting this amazing land. .
Through my speaking and presenting I hope to raise awareness of the importance of our ecological systems here in Australia. How we are having a detrimental impact on them by the products we create, chemicals we use, the litter we thoughtlessly dispose of.... by raising awareness we raise the chances of saving our threatened native species 💚
Hello little guy! 🤗 Dunnarts are small, nocturnal, mouse-sized marsupials that are only found in Australia. They emerge at night to feed on grasshoppers, crickets, termites and beetles - and can eat their whole body weight in a single night!
Photo credit @ausconservation
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