• 5 Species of Migratory Birds You’ll Find in the Roma Region

    September 4, 2017
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    BOOBOOK Ecologists, like Craig Eddie and Richard Johnson, get excited as spring approaches.  Not only does this time of year bring the reptiles back out of their winter hiding places, it is also usually brings an increase in birds and their songs throughout the Roma region.   Some of the birds we see in our part… Read more »

  • Spring has Sprung: Watch out for Wildflowers

    August 24, 2017
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    What do wildflowers look like? Wildflowers can be any native flowering plant, including tree, shrubs and herbage. Usually associated to form carpets of colours, such as those famous in Western Australia. Gum trees can turn snowy white, and drip with nectar, blue blur of bluebells growing on the edges of roads, golden blaze of wattles,… Read more »

  • Bigger than Ben-Hur – A Party in the Outback

    August 17, 2017
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    By Pauline MacDonnell If you lived in the middle of Brisbane, few would ever consider hosting their own 40th birthday party in their home or backyard.   The idea of throwing a 21st birthday or better yet their own wedding at home is just not a thought worth entertaining.   It would be so much easier to… Read more »

  • Reptiles on the Move

    August 10, 2017
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    Meryl Eddie here from BOOBOOK Ecotours, Roma, Outback Queensland. Even though we’ve had a relatively warm winter in Outback Queensland, the winter months have been cool enough to encourage most of our Australian reptiles to stay tucked away for a while longer.   Although not as long as I expected: It’s early August and our last… Read more »

  • Sturt’s Desert Rose: A rare find in Outback Queensland

    August 2, 2017
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    Guests on BOOBOOK Ecotours most recent Wheat, Wells and Wildlife Day Tour in Outback Queensland have been treated to views of one of the Roma region’s most spectacular wildflowers – Sturt’s Desert Rose, known scientifically as Gossypium sturtianum. It was a surprise for many guests to see this plant which is more often spotted within… Read more »

  • Meet the MacDonnell’s from “Wallaroo” – The Biggest Billy Tea

    July 27, 2017
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    Justin & Pauline MacDonnell and their young family are the owners of “Wallaroo”, a 71,000 acre cattle station nestled in the Carnarvon Ranges in Outback Queensland.  In between tours with their partner, BOOBOOK Ecotours and working on the farm, the MacDonnell’s find time to have fun with neighbours and to support difference-making charities. Here’s what… Read more »

  • Meet the MacDonnell’s from “Wallaroo” – Deportment classes

    July 20, 2017
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    Justin & Pauline MacDonnell and their young family are the owners of “Wallaroo”, a 71,000 acre cattle station nestled in the Carnarvon Ranges in Outback Queensland.  The property is part of BOOBOOK’s Ecotours, where guests in small intimate groups enjoy private access to this diverse property with local ecologist, Craig Eddie as one of the… Read more »

  • Shinglebacks on Tour

    July 13, 2017
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    What are Shinglebacks? Shinglebacks are a skink, which is a type of lizard. At 40 cm long and up to 900 grams, they’re one of the largest skinks in the world. What do they look like? They’re similar to their cousins; the Blue-tongued Lizard, because they have a blue tongue. But Shinglebacks are heavily armoured… Read more »

  • John Snow and GIS

    July 6, 2017
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    What is GIS? GIS stands for geographical information systems and is a tool that allows for the recording, visualisation, manipulation and analysis of geographical information. GIS is anything from the creation of basic maps to the management of spatial information databases to sophisticated geospatial analysis. What kind of stuff can you do with GIS? GIS… Read more »

  • Old MacDonnell Report – The Jackaroo Act

    June 29, 2017
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    Justin & Pauline MacDonnell and their young family are the owners of “Wallaroo”, a 71,000 acre cattle station nestled in the Carnarvon Ranges in Outback Queensland.  They run this property in conjunction with another located in the fertile Arcadia Valley.  “Wallaroo” with its cycad-filled gorges, unique Aboriginal art and amazing rock formations is part of… Read more »

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