Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Bimblebox update

Thinking about red-backed fairywrens today - Malurus melanocephalus - for my Bimblebox poem.

Image by Nevil Lazarus

For those of you who may not have read about Bimblebox, it is a small - by Australian standards - Queensland nature reserve likely to be entirely devastated by a proposed coalmine. As an Australian, I always believed we were one country that stood up for the environment but in this case no.

There is an art project involving artist, musicians and writers and you can get involved.

Find out more here and you can see some great video of the red-backed fairywren here

This particularly fine photo by Nevil Lazarus via Cas Liber shows a male red-backed fairy wren holding a red petal; a behaviour that inspired my poem

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