"We relocated 10,000 miles away from Teesside, #England to #Melbourne , Australia for new adventures and work. Although we had an ocean view apartment, good jobs and social lives something was missing... Billy the Spoodle @billy.thespoodle was the missing part of the puzzle. The stress of work life balance and city living can be hard to manage, but when you have a super excited pup with a swishing tail and floppy ears waiting to smother you in kisses when you walk through the door, de-stressing doesn’t seem all that hard anymore! .
Billy loves peanut butter stuffed kongs, splashing in the ocean and meeting new #furriends in the dog park. Billy completes us more than we expected and we can’t imagine life without him! 🐶🐾🥜🌊☀️"
–Lucy @juicyy_lucyy and Michael, Melbourne, Australia
Next week! Dr. Geoff Heard will be presenting "From rain-shadow to rainforest: microclimate as a common constraint on chytrid impacts on Australian frogs" at our May event!
Join us at Richmond bowls club (2 Gleadell St, Richmond VIC 3121) on the 2nd May from 6 pm for dinner/drinks (available for purchase). Talk starts at 7:30 pm.
Australian frogs inhabit an extraordinary range of environments, but often face common threats. This talk will examine how the environment shapes chytrid fungus impacts on frog populations that are far flung in space and niche, from the rain-shadow grasslands north of Melbourne, to the rainforests of the Wet Tropics. Despite living in vastly different environments, the capacity of these frogs to survive chytrid epidemics is aided by a common ally - warm microclimates. Geoff will cover the drivers of environmental temperatures in frog habitat, and how knowledge of these drivers may allow us to manage frog populations that are susceptible to chytrid.
Geoff Heard is a Senior Scientist with the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, the Biodiversity Research arm of the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. He has been involved in research on Victorian reptiles and amphibians for close to two decades, and has collaborated on herpetological conservation projects in NSW, Qld and the Northern Territory.
We are hoping to livestream the event, so if you can’t make it, please tune in to our Facebook page from 7:15 pm on the 2nd May.
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Day 25/100. It’s #Anzac day today. I was up at dawn for the dawn service here in Mornington. It is wonderful how many of us join together to remember those who served in the armed forces to keep us safe.
This pic was taken at the Mathew Flinders Memorial at the pier and you can see the wind is up.
Today I’m wearing my @zara jeans @ilovebillyshoes@gosilk blouse
🇦🇺 If you have yet to see the light at the end of the tunnel, keep moving.
🥇 This is a gold mine tunnel in Sovereign Hill, Ballarat. Very interesting to learn about how gold miners earn their wages previously. Apparently, people who work down in the mines live 10 years shorter than those working on the surface.
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MATCHA cake & PANDAS! 😍🐼 // 🎥 New HK vlog where I had a belated 21st celebration at Ocean Park 🙈 (link in bio 👆🏻)