Seven ducklings and their parents observed by the lake today.
After eating my lunch by the lake today, I decided to take a walk around the largest lake. As I walked and photographed the vibrant purple jacarandas lining the path, I observed a large water dragon and two turtles (Brisbane River Turtles). Both turtles were perched on rocks sticking out from the water. Perhaps sunning themselves in the mid afternoon sun? As I photographed one turtle I observed its head moving to get a better view of me and I could clearly see its small eyes. Such fascinating creatures.
Below are photos of water dragons observed in or near the lakes in late September. Twice, while photographing a dragon perched on a bank near the waters edge, the dragon jumped into the water and swam away. As the dragon swam I observed that the motion looked very similar to that of crocodiles, with legs tucked close into the body and propulsion provided by a long strong tail. Fascinating!
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STEM Studio is free one-day event that encourages female high school students to consider uptake of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) study and careers paths. Students from years 8/9 will spend the day at the South Australian Museum and get an exclusive view into the work of the Museum and Flinders University. Each group will:
- go behind the scenes at the Museum…