Cycad (Cycas Media) seeds on our Caloola Reserve. These seeds were a valuable food source for Aboriginal people for many thousands of years despite the seeds being highly poisonous. The major poison, cycasin, can be largely removed from the seeds by leaching in water or aging. The seeds also contain neurotoxic substances that are poisonous to cattle. As a consequence, huge numbers of cycads were killed by pastoralists to protect their stock. In the more remote areas of Caloola there are still large groves of these spectacular cycads. These are truly ancient plants whose essential form has not changed for at least 140 million years. #cycad#savanna#capeyork#queensland#australia#poisonousplants#indigenousfoods
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6-12 New Years Day ☕️🎄 We will be closing 15th-31st January But don’t worry because our mates @fortspecialtycoffee and @blvdfinecoffee will keep you caffeinated.
So it turns out we both had turtle 🐢 encounters this weekend 🙌🏼 We’re both feeling so lucky to have witnessed these in the wild. Here’s Brook doing a bit of snorkelling at Great Keppel Island on the southern Great Barrier Reef 🐠, she came across a hungry turtle looking for some lunch 🥗🍴
There has been a lot of concern with regards to land clearing in QLD, and understandably so as it is estimated that 34 million animals are killed each year. You need to delve deeper to get a clear picture of what is going on and see through the distractions. I've crunched the data and it is clear that the Animal Ag industry is the most significant driver of destruction. There are attempts to push the governments to tighten land clearing laws, however, this shifts responsibility away from individuals. If you want to do something about land clearing, firstly, take responsibility on an individual level and consider your contribution to the problem - its simple supply and demand.. more meat and dairy = less trees. It's no wonder that the United Nations is urging for a global shift to a vegan diet.
Source: 'Land cover change in Queensland 2015–16: Statewide Landcover and Trees Study Report' (…/files/113241/apo-nid113241-445951.pdf)
LET'S SEE SOME ACTION, WE NEED TO INFORM AND EMPOWER PEOPLE WITH THE FACTS.
People can sign all the petitions they want, but first we must stop contributing to the problem. GO VEGAN
Shot with the Canon 1dxii w-16-35mm L II F2.8 w- Nisi 1.2 SG Filter
📍 Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia
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Since Christmas is just around the corner, I have decided to get in the spirit and give away a 16” x 24” rolled landscape print with FREE shipping Australia wide, of this photo taken at Burleigh Heads. All you have to do is:
1. Follow my page
2. Like this post and tag 3 of your friends in the comments.
I’ll announce the winner on my story and in the comments on Friday the 15th of December. You can also check out my story for a photo of the print itself. Australian residents only unfortunately! MERRY CHRISTMAS xoxo 😊
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Is this a fairytale? Nope, it's all real and you can find this moss covered sandstone gorge at Carnarvon Gorge National Park 🌿🍃 Just north of Roma, #OutbackQueensland. Photo by @4foottravellers
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Mornings on my own... oh, apart from a man with his drone about 20 metres behind my camera who was probably pretty annoyed his perfect picture of an isolated beach was ruined by some little blonde chick! 😜