In March i visited New Zealand for a combination of work and a holiday. Although the trip was short it was fairly packed with a total travel distance of around 800kms in four days. This map by OpenStreetMaps highlights the journey.
Holmium (a metal) looks fairly interesting by polarized light microscopy.
The Giraffe is one of the most magestic animals at the melbourne zoo, and was a very popular attraction…
Have a peek at Menthol, commonly used as a local analgesic under the microscope.
As mentioned in a previous blog post, the Meerkats are a personal favorite of mine. There is something about them if it is the teamwork, the socialisation, the roles each take that is fairly impressive, and I was disappointed leaving the Zoo without a pack of Meerkats on me. Images taken with a Nikon D5300…
I visited Cardinia Reservoir Park on the way home from work to try and get some landscape shots and actually came across the Eastern Grey Kangaroo or Macropus giganteus, often at dusk the park is full of Kangaroo’s and this trip was no exception however I was not expecting the little Joey in the Kangaroo’s pouch….
The Western honey bee or Apis mellifera is a common insect around my parents garden in the South East Suburbs of Melbourne, being attracted to the pollen from the Grevillea banksii. The Western honey bee is a fascinating insect that is commercially used to produce honey. It also has a social caste system in addition to…
I took a flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound which went for around 45 mins to an hour, a cruise across Milford Sound which went for around two hours and a return flight which went for around 45 minutes to an hour.
I visited the Melbourne Zoo in August, and found so many creatures big and small interesting. The Lemur seemed to be having a good time watching everyone come in, they are quite alert creatures from what I could see.
Rhenium is one of the rarest elements in the earths crust, and has one of the highest boiling points at an estimated 5873K. Ever wonder what it looks like under the microscope?
The Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens located in Sherbrooke contain lovely mountain ash tree’s, complete with a Lake and boat house.
Have a look at Cardiac muscle under the microscope :).