TalkingNature.com is a place that does just that, it’s a discussion and blog about nature and wildlife in Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea – Australasia.
Australasia has a unique biodiversity and more than 12 natural world heritage sites including the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, Purnululu National Park (Australia) and, Te Wahipounamu (New Zealand).
It’s an old continent, and the animals have evolved here in isolation from much of the rest of the world. Marsupial mammals filled the niche of the placental mammals and the warm climate of northern Australia is a haven for reptiles like the salt water crocodile. The platypus and echidna, both egg laying mammals (monotremes) call Australia home, and the Tuatara of New Zealand is just one of their many unique animals and plants.
Together, these animals and plants interact to maintain our Australasian ecosystems in the face of our volatile climate. Science is only just starting to uncover these interactions that give our ecosystems their resilience.
TalkingNature.com brings the biodiversity and interactions of Australasian nature out of the science books and onto your screen. As you immerse yourself in our articles you’ll learn about the ecology of the Australasian landscape and the conservation efforts being made to maintain it.
We’ll tell you about places well worth a visit so you can experience it first hand. Understanding nature is good for your brain and spirit.
When we were kids we were always fascinated by nature. City living and work responsibilities detach us from our natural environment. TalkingNature.com gives you the knowledge to re-experience nature and rediscover the natural Australia and New Zealand.
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