Tiny Possum and the Migrating Moths

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Tiny Possum and the Migrating Moths

 

[Music plays and an image appears of a painting of flowers in the foreground and mountains in the background and text appears: In the mountains of Australia’s Southern Alps lives a tiny creature…]

[Image changes to show a painting of a possum amongst some grasses and text appears: …the Mountain Pygmy-possum]

[New text appears: During spring and summer she prepares for the long, cold winters by fattening up…]

[Image changes to show a painting of many Bogong moths and text appears: … on Bogong Moths]

[Image changes to show a painting of many Bogong moths flying around near a row of houses in a street and text appears: After spending the winter in warmer places…]

[New text appears: … the bogong moths make their way back to their summer home in the mountains]

[New text appears: But something is distracting them…]

[Image changes to show a painting of many moths flying around an outdoor light on the side of a house and text appears: The bright lights of cities can stop them from finding their way]

[New text appears: Without moths to eat, how will Possum survive the next winter?]

[Image changes to show a person inside a house pulling a curtain back to look at an outdoor light and text appears: With human help the moths will reach the mountains]

[New text appears: Just remember to turn off the lights!]

[Image shows the light on the side of the building being turned off]

[Image changes to show the book cover for the book Tiny Possum and the Migrating Moths and text appears: Julie Murphy, Illustrated by Ben Clifford, Available in all good bookstores and online, CSIRO Publishing]

[New text appears: Music – Ben Sound]