Posts by Melinda Chandler
Australian Pollinator Week: celebrating more than just the bees and birds
It’s Australian Pollinator Week and time to celebrate the amazing animals like bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, reptiles, and flies that keep our planet alive.
Windcatcher: an amazing tale of migration, conservation and survival
Award-winning children’s author Diane Jackson Hill explores the mysteries of seabird migration in her beautiful new book Windcatcher. We asked Di what it is about this plucky little bird that inspired her.
World Habitat Day: Home is where the hollow is
It’s World Habitat Day on October 7 and we choose to celebrate the amazing world of tree hollows, and the incredible animals that call them home.
Whitley Awards 2019: Recognising the best of Australasian zoological literature
Each year the Royal Zoological Society of NSW celebrates the best of Australasian zoological literature by awarding the Whitley Medal. In 2019 we are thrilled to announce the winner is Zobi and the Zoox: A Story of Coral Bleaching.
The Beauty Beneath – Underwater Sydney
Dip below the surface to discover the extraordinary plants and animals that call Sydney Harbour home.
Bakers with a Cause: Threatened Species Day
The Threatened Species Bake Off is an annual nationwide event to build awareness of Australia’s threatened flora and fauna. Our staff members are passionate about protecting our endangered species – we also really like cake.
Behind the scenes at Double Helix magazine
Double Helix magazine is packed with news, facts, fun experiments and giveaways, perfect for enquiring minds. Editor of the magazine, Jasmine Fellows, takes us behind the scenes to explain how they create each issue.
Birds of Prey: Stephen Debus’ eagled-eyed observations
For more than 40 years Stephen Debus has studied or observed all of Australia’s resident raptor species – here Stephen shares some of his experiences with these magnificent birds.
The Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials: biology with bite
Dr Marissa Parrott reveals the trials and tribulations of studying one of Australia’s carnivorous marsupials – the somewhat fierce, and certainly fascinating, Agile Antechinus.