Bug-a-log
Bird Tales
The Log Blog

THERE IS A WORLD OF WONDER ALL AROUND US IF WE TAKE THE TIME TO LOOK…

This site is a celebration of the beauty and diversity of nature in our own suburbs. In the Bug-a-log pages I take on the impossible but captivating task of logging all the insects and spiders in my backyard. In Bird Tales I’ll share my observations and whimsical writing on our beautiful Australian birds. The Log Blog contains focused articles about living things (apart from posts that belong in Bird Tales) It may be anything from backyard insects to forest fungi or reptiles. Along the way I will share what I’ve learnt about photographing and researching the natural world. From Bug-a-log I will reference and link any relevant post so you can pop across to the The Log Blog for more in-depth (or rambling) posts on particular bugs.

This is not a scientific site. I won’t be counting the wing veins of flies or looking under the microscope at fungal spores. I’ll leave that to the experts. I’ll try to classify organisms with the help of books and online sources (see: Natural resources at my Desk) but often, I’m happy, particularly with insects, to leave it at a family classification. This is a site for the amateurs and enthusiasts (like me). I love common names. There is a certain joy and familiarity that comes with giving something a name. It allows living things to be discussed and remembered and become part of our sense of place.