|Cheryl Byrne has perfectly captured this delicate orchid|
At Kingfisher Bay, our Head Gardener, Pete, has been lovingly propagating the species in our nursery and several of the plants have been placed around the resort providing our guests with a rare viewing opportunity.
Spring is a time when we farewell our migrating humpback whales and welcome this year’s dingo pups (Canis dingo) from their dens on island! The annual dingo breeding season is from April to June with pups being born around nine weeks after conception – it’s a very short gestation period)
|It's a dingo's life on Fraser Island. Pic by Troy Geltch|
Subordinate females actually suckle the alpha pair’s pups which enables the maximum chance of survival for the newest generation of the pack.
Please remember to follow our simple Dingo Safety rules when out and about in the Great Sandy National Park.
DID YOU KNOW that Queensland Parks and Wildlife have installed wildlife cameras on Fraser Island? If you’re headed our way, be sure to check out the brand-new dingo interp (featuring fabulous footage of our new dingo pups) at Central Station. Parks have also installed rhyming dingo signage on Fraser and it’s quite the talking point.
|Fifty shades of green. Pic by Peppergrass.org|
Our resident Green Paddle Worms are a great hit with the kids on our Junior Eco Ranger program as they shine iridescent colours in the sun and, if allowed to travel over the skin, provide a tickling sensation. Little is known about the species and they are certainly one of the wonders of the intertidal zone.
|Geoff Cameron had a prime viewing spot to capture the action|
While the earth’s shadow is cast over the moon it is still visible as sunlight refracted by the earth’s atmosphere falls upon it. The moon appears red because shorter wavelengths of light (such as blues and violets) are scattered by dust particles in the atmosphere to a greater degree than the longer wavelengths of red light.
Total lunar eclipses can typically be seen from any given location every few years, but of course cloud coverage can devastate viewing opportunities.
Thankfully the night was clear and (with the lack of bright city lights in our World Heritage-listed backyard) the Kingfisher Bay Jetty was the perfect vantage point with many guests snapping spectacular photos. One of our regular resort guests (and one of our island's bridal alumni) Geoff Cameron, managed to shoot some spectacular shots of the moon turning blood red from Kingfisher Bay Resort.
The weather on Fraser is gorgeous at the moment and set to get even better as we head into summer. Fishermen are still catching Tailor on the eastern beach and, with the rainfall we’ve had, the tracks are not as dry as we’d normally expect at this time of year. All in all, it’s boding well for a fantastic November and we’ll be here to keep you updated with all things wild and wonderful in our island paradise. Cheers, Ranger Bec.