Operation Bounceback taking a giant stride forward

For 23 years ‘Operation Bounceback’ has been fighting feral animals in the Flinders Ranges. Imagine seeking an annual budget for the same project 23 times! That takes vision, commitment, determination, quality and the support of about 10 different Ministers. At the 20 year celebration, it was highlighted ‘SA Government, staff, volunteers, landholders and local communities […]

You Snooze, You Lose

“Flocks of flies and budgerigars swirled around us, the flies far more eager to settle…” There seems to be something alluring about the desert at dawn. Alice managed to get me up in the fives each morning I was there – to see the best of the landscape and its inhabitants. For my first sojourn […]

Nature Seemingly Springs Eternal in Alice

“it is lovely when a symbol like that can help connect you to a new place” OK – I wasn’t prepared. All those maps of Australia show Alice Springs as the dot in the middle. All those maps are two-dimensional. I expected, for some reason, a flat depauperate ‘desert’ landscape. And I am supposed to […]