Fire Ants

copter

This is strange, isn’t it? Regular readers will know just how much I love Australia’s wildlife, even those snakes, spiders, crocs and sharks that strike fear into many potential Australian migrants. So now I’m going to talk about killing an ant? Some critters certainly don’t deserve to live, very high on my list of those [...]

Nativity

As many of you know, I live in the western suburbs of Brisbane. It’s a small community, I’d call it semi-rural, and not that much happens here. There is no cinema, no pub and not many shops. But we do have a few churches and two of them got together to put on a nativity [...]

termite

Australia has a pretty good selection of itsy-bitsy teeny scary creatures and I’ve mentioned a few before on this blog. I have previously described the mosquito as Australia’s biggest baddest thing. And I first looked at Australia’s ants back in May 2009 and re-looked at them again this year. Well, more specifically, I looked at [...]

cane toads

Since…….. Yes, the week before last I was talking to you about fire ants and the danger they pose to Australia. Indeed, one source described them as the greatest ecological threat this country has seen since…………….. This ugly little critter. Of course, it is the cane toad. Before I tell you about the cane toad [...]