Tuesday, July 23, 2013

It's Time that We All Spoke for the Koala's!

By now, many of you will have seen the horrific 7.30 report about Koalas being injured and killed daily in American Owned "Australian Blue Gum Plantations" in Australia.  View the sad report here:

Wildlife Victoria have put together an online petition - Please take the time to sign it. 

As exposed on ABC’s 7:30 Report on Monday 22nd July, koalas in south-west Victoria and South Australia are falling victim to the practices of the forestry industry.
Concerned whistle blowers who work within the logging industry are concerned and upset at regularly finding dead and injured koalas during the harvest of forests. Koalas are being found with broken limbs, impact wounds, broken backs and severed arms. Dead mothers have also been found with live joeys.
There needs to be a management plan introduced NOW by foresters to ensure koala’s are not left victims of harvesting. Watch the ABC's 7.30 report on how dire the situation is.
YOU CAN GIVE THE KOALAS A VOICE BY SIGNING THIS PETITION. The more names we can gather to support this iconic Australian animal, the more chance we’ll have to change the situation forever. PLEASE SHARE FAR AND WIDE.
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Kayaking on Cooby Creek, Geham 20th July 2013

On a very rare occasion we had the afternoon to ourselves and decided to take the kayak's out for a cruise along Cooby Creek at Geham.  Getting the kayak's down the steep creek bank and into the deep waters edge was a bit of a challenge, filled with plenty of humour!  While the winter weather was a little cool, the environment was beautiful and cruising around the bends of the creek was a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. I took my little point'n'shoot camera to take a few photos of the location.  After kayaking around a few bends, I found myself following a group of Australisian Little Grebe's and could see Superb Blue Wren's darting around the sides of the creek bed in the thick grasses and shrubs.  After turning around to head back to the ute, I was thrilled to see an Azure Kingfisher land on a branch right infront of my kayak.  I stopped and watched this beautiful bird for some time, darting in and out of the water catching tiny little fish - it was a beautiful sight.  J.

The Ute with the Kayak's on top.

At the Bridge where we entered the creek.

View from my kayak

Azure Kingfisher at Cooby Creek, Geham

Beautiful Winter Bush Wattles