A panorama of the sun setting over the Mater Hospital in Brisbane.
Holmium (a metal) looks fairly interesting by polarized light microscopy.
Some creatures have incredible stinging apparatus, makes me happier I am not at the end of that!
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.
Take a peek at Aspirin under the microscope, but this time by dark field microscopy.
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…
Have a peek at Menthol, commonly used as a local analgesic under the microscope.
The Blue Pools track is another must visit if you are on the South Island and near the Mount Aspiring National Park. The Blue River itself is a small river which flows within the Mount Aspiring National Park. The head of the river is south-east of the main range near the Mountain Eyetooth, and later on, the north and south branch join to form the main Blue River. Prior to the Blue River flowing into the Makrora river, it passes through a narrow gorge which is known as the ‘Blue Pools’.
Have a look at the sporophyll of Bracken under the microscope.
Have a peek at Spirogyra under the microscope, a relatively common green algae found in bioactive fresh waters.
The Field of Lights is an incredible light installation by Bruce Munro set against the backdrop of uUuru.
I noticed outside a number of jumping spiders, and having had some success with a black porcelain tile I thought it would be worth another try but with a different spider (last time was a flower spider). There are plenty of jumping spiders outside my house so I safely collected one, put it on the…