Australia: Snowy River Westringia Rediscovered


Until very recently, the Snowy River Westringia was thought to be close to extinction. However, it still literally clung to survival on the steep banks of the Snowy River in Victoria’s east.

Cuttings have been taken to Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens for propagation and cultivation there.

Read more at:
http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/daring-government-expedition-runs-rare-plant-to-ground-after-years-of-living-on-the-edge-20111223-1p8oy.html
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/rare-plants-found-on-cliff-walls-of-snowy-river/story-e6frf7jx-1226231756607

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Australia: New South Wales – Barrington Tops Warning


Until such time as fugitive Malcolm Naden is captured, the Barrington Tops and surrounding regions should be considered potentially dangerous, given how desperate his situation has become. Having said that, realistically, he does not appear close to being captured at this stage. Certainly the police are closer than they have been for some time, but he is still successively avoiding capture. If he chooses to go to ground in the mountains following two close encounters with police in a fortnight, it is difficult to see how police will be able to capture him anytime soon.

Sabbatical Over


My much-needed sabbatical from online activity is now over and I am returning to my Blogs and websites. It will probably take me a little while to get back on top of things, but I have started, So normal service to return fairly soon I hope.