Category Archives: birds

Guest Blog – Going to Wagga Wagga? You must know someone there…

[Lisa edit: Another visit and another guest blog, this time by fellow Canadian ex-pats Kristie and Leo Saumure, who came to Oz from their home in New Zealand to compete in the Sydney half-marathon. Kristie (Lisa’s first PhD student) and … Continue reading

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Profapalooza – Part 2

A few months back, Lisa described a few of her visits to capital cities across Australia. This was interrupted by Profapalooza – Hurricane Edition, when she was caught spending time with Sandy in Baltimore. Since then, Lisa has continued her … Continue reading

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herding cats, the Saturday morning edition

Unlike most of our blog posts that are full of wisdom and insights about our new life, this one is pretty much about nothing. Lisa is off to North America, and has left me (Dan) behind with really one task … Continue reading

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Spring is in the air

It’s spring here in Australia, and with spring comes flowers. Not that there aren’t some things (trees, bushes and flowers) blooming in winter, but now, there are more. And one of the latest areas for spring blossoms to come to … Continue reading

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chestnuts roasting on an open fire

Easter weekend was a bit confusing, as we went on an autumn getaway on what we normally think of as a spring weekend. And to make it more confusing, we experienced temperatures ranging from about 3 to 29 c., in … Continue reading

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take a chance with a couple of kooks

Here’s a really interesting factoid: there are 680 species of eucalyptus trees and one species of koala. There may or may not be three subspecies of koala with the Victorian ones being the largest and furriest, NSW mid-size, and those … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Australia – it’s for the birds!

[Remember all of our previous posts about birds? Well, we now have a resident expert here in Wagga, as our friend Gloria has been visiting us for the past couple of weeks. She has written this guest blog to entice … Continue reading

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