Unmotivated to do things at the moment, my head is constantly reminding me that I haven’t done much with myself over the years. Normally im okay with that but it’s making me second guess what I am doing right now.
Feeling pretty empty of experience (hence the photo).
"Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature."
Michael Faraday (1791-1867)
I’m on a binge of Faraday quotes. Dude knew how to say stuff.
"I feel like, I can be anything with you."
Her 2013 (via hayakhairat)
Went to the Hunter Valley this week, was a lovely way to celebrate Ally’s birthday. I am to hungover to write much more so ill write something about it all later
First day back at uni and it looks like its going to be a crazy year, but it will be a year with much potential.
Heading back home now after about two weeks on the edge of NSW in the desert doing research.
Things I have learnt:
1. Burs fucking suck, every plant out there is covered in spins and when they die or drop their fruit guess what the ground is like a mine field.
2. Sheep progressively get dumber as you move West, I saved 6 sheep from dying when I was out there all of them stuck in the mud. Also they always look like they are about to die but somehow seem to survive.
3. Pretty much everything out there runs towards your car rather than away, it’s like kangaroos and emus are trying to race you.
5. Flies are the worst thing in the world. Especially when you can’t actually see cause there is so many.
7. Goats are EVERYWHERE out there, I cannot stress enough how many Goats there are.
8. This 13 hour train is making my ass hurt.
9. There is a lot more wedge tailed Eagles than you’d think, I probably saw about 20 over a week and a bit.
10. Never underestimate the power of a vegemite sandwich
All in all it was fantastic, I’m heading back to a bit of a shit storm back home, but I’ll be right. The friends I made out there are top blokes and hopefully I can go see them someday.
This is probably my favourite photo of the trip, the gorge it was in was amazing, the rocks were either yellow, red or dead black.
And this is what I see at night.
Day: whatever im up to
I have been pretty busy the last few days with trapping and all but a few of my mates came out! Which was great so we have been collecting bones all around the place, including one of my mates being the physiologist he is, cutting the head off a dead bore he found to get the skull.
All in all im absolutely in love with this place, seeing sunrise every morning over a red dust cloud and watching the entire galaxy above you head at night in crystal clear view is hard to describe.
Not to mention catching everything from Tarantula’s to large lizards and chasing down Red Kangaroo’s in a 4X4 land cruiser.
Day 2 & 3:
All the way out in butt fuck nowhere is pretty cool, finally made it to Fowlers Gap, it’s so dry here but the odd river (almost puddles) provides some good wildlife.
I never been somewhere so flat, also fuck flies they are the worst blokes.
It gets so hot out here we have to work from dawn till about 11am and then not until after 6pm or so because we would struggle if we didn’t have the break.
Day one: On the road to fucking woop woop.
I hung out with these blokes in the Boganshire……yes this place is legit called the BOGAN SHIRE.
I think I want to move here.
Glow Worm tunnels were explored today
Christmas Beetle (Anoplognathus pallidicollis)
…a species of scarabaeid beetle that is native to Australia. Adults are typically active during the summer months, notably around Christmas, which earns them (and other members of their genus) the common name of Christmas beetle. Christmas beetles are nocturnal and feed on plant material, primarily Eucalyptus leaves. Like other members of Anoplognathus adult Christmas beetles have uneven foreleg lengths which likely helps them cling to thin leaves. Christmas beetle larvae live underground and will feed on plant roots and decaying vegetation and will emerge in spring and pupate.
It’s that time of year again…
Students are leaving campus for the holidays, and the Museum staff doesn’t know what to do with all their new-found free time…
So we decided to make the museum a bit more…festive!
HOLIDAY HATS FOR ALL THE SPECIMENS!!!