Saturday, August 28, 2010

Emu crossing

The emu is a very curious bird and has to investigate anything in its territory. If you are in the country and you see a mob of emu, you can make a banging noise and they will come running to investigate. I remember my Dad showing us this once on a trip.
In fact, some of them can become tame if near people all the time, such as in campgrounds. Just beware its sharp beak if you have any food in your hand! You may get a nasty shock.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Our most curious Australian mammal which lays eggs to have young as does the echidna.
If you want more information check here

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I am getting back into quilling Aussie animals over the past 2 weeks.
We tend to take our kangaroos for granted especially when we see a mob of them in the bush. They are an amazing animal well suited to their home continent, adjusting to drought conditions by not producing as many young until the drought breaks.

Friday, August 6, 2010

A Prickly Customer

Echidna's are one of my favourite Australian marsupials.
The last time I saw one I think was several years ago, when we had a holiday on Kangaroo Island off South Australia. We saw one walking along beside the unmade road.
As soon it heard the car it curled up in a defence mechanism with all it's spiky spines showing. If you want to read more about the life of an echidna check out this site
Pattern by Melanie Morris from "Quilling"

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mr Tree Frog

I have done this card even though frogs are not my favourite creature. A quilled frog is much easier for me to handle.
I realise frogs are important and how we must maintain their habitat and a good enviroment for all of us.
From an Aussie book""Practical Quilling" by Anne Redman.