Kowanyama

Photo: Feral Arts, Mitchell Rive Delta In the Yir-Yoront language, Kowanyama means “The place of many waters.” The annual (mean) rainfall of Kowanyama is about 1253mm and the most rain received in a day was 343mm. The wettest months are January (340mm) and February (360mm). From May to October there is very little rain. Rainfall …

Tasmania

Photo: Tatters, Du Cane Hut Tasmania is Australia’s island state, located 240 kilometers (150 miles) to the south of the Australian continent (nicknamed the North Island), separated by Bass Strait. The state capital and largest city is Hobart. Another major hub for travel is Launceston. Photos Wiki Tasmania Planeta.com Hobart Launceston Australia

Launceston

Feral Arts, Cataract Gorge Launceston is a city in the north of Tasmania, Australia at the junction of the North Esk and South Esk rivers where they become the Tamar River (Kanamaluka). Exploring the Kanamaluka Planeta.com Australia Tasmania Cradle Mountain

Leunig

Who to follow on Twitter? We appreciate the wit and wisdom of Michael Leunig, aka @leunigcartoons Embedded Tweets pic.twitter.com/XVQWO5TAWb — #Leunig Cartoons (@leunigcartoons) February 13, 2018 pic.twitter.com/TbjdDUNkXS — #Leunig Cartoons (@leunigcartoons) February 13, 2018 Tweets Tweets by leunigcartoons Elsewhere on the Web http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/federal-politics/cartoons/gallery-of-illustrations-by-fairfax-media-artist-michael-leunig-20090711-dgl6 https://www.facebook.com/MichaelLeunigAppreciationPage Planeta.com Making the most of Twitter Australia

Favorite Streams #ABCWildOz

One of our favorite collection of streams comes from Australia. Presenting ABC’s Wild Oz — http://www.abc.net.au/news/wildoz — live until Friday (Australia time). If this is a pilot project, we’re looking forward to whatever it grows into. Hashtag: #ABCWildOz YouTube Today: In a suburban backyard in Brisbane orphaned squirrel gliders are preparing for release. They’ll sleep …

Kalbarri National Park

Photo: Mark Pegrum Kalbarri National Park surrounds the lower reaches of the Murchison River, which has cut a magnificent 80 kilometre gorge through the red and white banded sandstone to create formations such as Nature’s Window and The Loop, Z-Bend and Hawks Head, with scenic gorge views at the Ross Graham Lookout and views of …

#WildOz

Poster Planeta.com spotlights Australia’s Wildlife, Biodiversity, Parks and Protected Areas. Among our favorite resources: Key Links Parks Australia http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/national-parks Facebook Flickr @Parks_Australia Recommended Listening If you’re not already listening to Off Track, make it part of your podcast playlist. Kudos to @jones_ann and @RadioNational. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. #ABCWildOz http://www.abc.net.au/news/wildoz Twitter …

Australia

Photo:  Channon Market (2007) Australia is an island continent and country. Neighboring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. Australia’s capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney. Much of the continent has lain flat …

Queensland

Photo: Cows in Queensland Queensland has a bit of everything, including the Gold Coast’s subtropical rainforests, the Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Island. Prominent cities are Brisbane and Cairns. Pay attention to smaller towns such as Cooktown. Geography Queensland is Australia’s second-largest state. The state is divided by the Tropic of Capricorn. Natural World There …

Western Australia

Photo: Mark Pegrum, HMAS Sydney Memorial, Geraldton Western Australia is the country’s largest state, covering the western third of the continent of Australia. Geography Western Australia is the country’s largest state. Desert occupies most of the territory. Among the natural highlights: The Kimberley Western Australia is bordered by South Australia and the Northern Territory. Timor …