The Meerkats are a family favorite at the Werribee Zoo, located right need the cafe (aptly named Meerkat Cafe).
Have a peek at Spirogyra under the microscope, a relatively common green algae found in bioactive fresh waters.
The frog is a marker of the health of an ecosystem, also known as a bioindicator. This is because of their permable skin which easily absorbs chemicals and also their habitat including both terresterial and aquatic environments.
I have always loved the monkeys at the Zoo!
The Sulfur Crested Cockatoo are a common bird around our area, and because of that they present a great opportunity for me to practice my birds in flight. I will spare with information about the birds specifically as I have provided that previously here, however, my images of the birds in flight are shown below….
What is not to love about the Penguins, on the day I visited it was stinking hot so i must admit I did have a think about jumping in with them. Apparentally that is somewhat frowned upon, and being a good member of society I decided that I should not swim with the Penguins. Since…
Looks like i was spotted by the Sulfur crested Cockatoo.
the second part of the trip involved a visit to Wanaka before stopping overnight at the Lake Hawea Hotel. The actual lake itself (Hawea) is located in the Otago region at an altitude of around 348 metres. The lake itself is named in Maori and is thought to be named after a local tribe, however, at the time no information was available as to the actual meaning of the name.
Butterflies are an insect that I have always wanted to try and get some photos of at home, however they are not typically in abundance in the sort of urban area I live in. A trip to the Butterfly house at the Melbourne Zoo gave a good opportunity to have a practice of taking photo’s…
Resorcinol is a benzenediol used in some chemical and medical fields; Have a peek at it under the microscope.
Ever wondered what a peppercorn looks like under the microscope, almost like an alien landscape if you ask me!
Caffeine, the popular additive in all sorts of beverages (including many of my favorites) looks stunning by polarized light microscopy!