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🍶 BYO bottle 🥛
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It's that easy! Do it for the environment and have the bonus of saving money too. Bottled water is very expensive! .
There are a huge variety of reusable drink bottles on the market, it's easy to get your hands on one. The next step is remembering to always take it with you. It's crazy to think how many plastic bottles are used and disposed of in a day. .
If you want to see the sad effects of the overuse of single use plastic, type 'garbage islands' into google. Horrifying! All the small changes that we can make every day will add up to great change 🌿 #plasticfreejuly #waronwaste .
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#gumdots #myhanddrawnheart #sustainableliving #intentionalliving #slowliving #minimalism #reducewaste #reducereuserecyle #conservationartist #handdrawn #illustration #finelinerartist #saveturtles #savewildlife #ecofriendlyart #ecofriendly #changethrougheducation #garbageisland #savewaterbirds #loveyourlocalwildlife #reducewaterbottles

Sometimes when I tell people that I work with reptiles, their reply is “gross!” or “yuck!” or “I don’t know how you can do it”...
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I will never fully understand this attitude. I’ve always thought that reptiles are fascinating and beautiful, and now having had the opportunity to spend so many years working closely with them, it has only made me appreciate just how wonderful and important they are more ❤️
Just look at our Rough-Scaled Python- How stunning is he?! #reptilesrule #snakesquad #reptilesofinstagram #roughscaledpython #moreliacarinata #loveyourlocalwildlife #scalymates #scalybuddies #reptilesarebeautiful #snakesneedlovetoo

My baby girl has a baby boy! ❤️
I visited Alia today and got a glimpse of the teeny little joey inside that stretchy pouch!
#quokka #quokkalove #quokka #quokkajoey #quokkamum #setonixbrachyurus #aussiewildlife #australianwildlife #aussielocal #loveyourlocalwildlife #lookatthatpouch #ohmygodimagrandma

You don’t often get to see the face of a Short-beaked Echidna, but Tarlin is an inquisitive little lady!
#echidna #shortbeakedechidna #nyingarn #monotreme #tachglossusaculeatus #aussiewildlife #aussiecritters #australianwildlife #australia #loveyourlocalwildlife #darlintarlin #spikeupyourlife

#Repost @san_skrit
We’re ready for #EarthDay are you? Join me, @massaudubon, @newbedfordma #parksandrec and the students from Hayden/McFadden @newbedfordpublicschools as we #march in the #Love #MotherEarth procession under a #flockofseagulls! The kids put a lot of #love and #creativity into their #recycledpaper #puppets and we’re so excited to show #nbma that we #care for all of our #local #birds and #wildlife - even #seagulls! 💙 The procession begins at the New Bedford Public Library at 5 pm! @ahanewbedford

Heartbreaking... 😞 How many other species are we going to watch become extinct...? We as a worldwide community cannot allow this to happen. Let this remind us all to stand up and fight for all creatures great and small..

We’ve arrived!!! We are very excited to be on Instagram!! Make sure you let everyone know to follow us so they can see what our amazing volunteers do along with lots of information about our native wildlife..

Do you like having a chat with your bestie, look at these two charasmatic #critters having a great time squawking away 💕 💕 💕.
These two incredible Black Cockatoo’s (Calyptorhynchus) are an endemic species to the south west of Australia and endangered! Always makes me happy to spot these guys in #perth 💕💕💕 Parrot love!
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#blackcockatoo #calyptorhynchus #birdlifeoz #birdsofaustralia #birdsofafeather #loveyourlocalwildlife #uneedparrots #parrot #birdnerd #endangeredspecies #orthinology #birdlifeaustralia #parrotlove #aussieanimals #waparkswildlife #exploreparkswa #australiassw #wildlifephotography #aussiewildlife #australianwildlife #endemic #squak #ausgeo

Community News ran a story today about two of Perth Zoo’s Black Cockatoos, Pepe and Vic, and how they have become import ambassadors for their species. I love this pic they captured of Pepe and me ❤️
Photo: Martin Kennealey
#perthzoo #blackcockatoo #baudinscockatoo #baudinsblackcockatoo #endangeredspecies #endangeredanimals #loveyourlocalwildlife #saveourbiodiversity

🌿 Handmade and Local 🌸
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One of the things I love most about doing markets is checking out all the local talent around. Here are some goodies I picked up yesterday, along with a couple of the most popular of my prints at the Etsy Made Local Perth Hills Market. I love supporting Handmade and local! .
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#echidna #shortbeakedechidna #australiannatives #australianart #australianartist #australiananimals #floraandfauna #fauna #marsupial #conservationart #savewildlife #illustrationart #etsymarket #perthhills #loveyourlocalwildlife #etsymadelocal #buylocal #buyhandmade #uniquedecor #supporthandmade #supportlocal #buylocalthinkglobal #buyhandmadethischristmas #perthhandmade #perthart

Not that we like to get political, however when the president of the United States plans to lift a ban on the importation of body parts of African Elephants shot for sport, how can any of us stand by and let this happen regardless which country we live in... We as a worldwide community have come so far in the protection of all animals, and while we still have so far to go, how can we possibly let one decision from one man take us so many steps back.... Even though he has just announced that he’s put his decision on hold, let’s keep the pressure on so this atrocity does not happen.. Protect all creatures.... if not for you but for your children.... 🤘🏻🐘

One of fave’s... I love this pic so much!!! Showcasing the Borneo Orangutan.. Sadly these amazing animals are critically endangered and with a projected estimate of only 47,000 individuals by 2025, there is no time more important than now that we all need to do more to protect these amazing animals... to learn more about how you can help, head to our website www.happylittleturtle.com.au

Flash back in time, 😊 this photo was dated 2001.
I was taking one of my first groups out on a night stalk at Star Swamp as part of the Great Australian Marsupial Night Stalk which was developed by Perth Zoo in 1999.It has been running every year all around Australia since then and has been contributing to the growing citizen science participation movement.

The children in this photo would all be young adults now and I do hope that I did leave some sort of lasting impression on them by sharing my passion and love of our Australian environment and endangered endemic species. #wherearetheynow
I conducted many Night stalks during those years in some great locations, like Yanchep National Park, Herdsman Lake, Collie, Walpole and a little trip to Two peoples Bay Albany, which resulted in seeing some amazing animals like Red tail phascogales, quokkas, ringtail possums, and quite a few species of frogs too.
They were the days , perhaps l should dust off my old torch ....... #environmentalresponsibility
#australianenvironment
#endangeredanimals
#endangeredspecies
#thegreatmarsupialnightstalk
#scienceweek
#loveyourlocalwildlife
#tripdownmemorylane
#yanchepnationalpark
#herdsmanlake
#nearertonature
#buggybuddys
#perthnow
#perthgirlbosses
#kidsinperth
#naturekids
#outdoorlearningroom

🍶 byo bottle 🥛
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It's that easy! Do it for the environment and have the bonus of saving money too. Bottled water is very expensive! There are a huge variety of reusable drink bottles on the market, it's easy to get your hands on one. The next step is remembering to always take it with you. It's crazy to think how many plastic bottles are used and disposed of in a day. If you want to see the sad effects of the overuse of single use plastic, type 'garbage islands' into google. Horrifying! I hope you guys are with me in trying to reduce plastic use. As I've said previously, it's not about aiming for perfection immediately, it's about the small changes that we can make every day that will add up to great change 🌿 #plasticfreejuly #waronwaste .
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Reduce your use of the big 4 single use plastics to make a big difference to plastic pollution. The big 4 single use plastics are: coffee cups, water bottles, bags and straws. .
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#gumdots #myhanddrawnheart #sustainableliving #intentionalliving #slowliving #minimalism #reducewaste #reducereuserecyle #conservationartist #handdrawn #illustration #finelinerartist #saveturtles #savewildlife #ecofriendlyart #ecofriendly #changethrougheducation #garbageisland #savewaterbirds #loveyourlocalwildlife #reducewaterbottles

🌿 my other job 🌸
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As you may know, I work at a keeper at Perth Zoo, in the Native Species Breeding Programme, where we undertake research on and breed for release WA endangered fauna species. I have worked at the zoo since 2005, while I was still completing my Honours Degree in Environmental Science at Murdoch Uni. I have also worked in the Australian Fauna Section during my time at the zoo, working with all of the Aussie critters there are to work with there. It's a huge privilege and I love my job. Today was my last day of work for a while, and I am now on annual followed by parental leave, so I can prepare for the new arrival. Only a month (give or take a few weeks) to go! Here's a pic of me with a baby numbat last year, during the one early check that we give these guys once they are deposited into the nest. This check is to identify gender, record individual stripe patterns and weights of the litter in order to best monitor their growth and wellbeing. This process takes only a few minutes and their mums have them for the rest of the time, until they are weaned. It sure is a special experience. This year's captive numbat babies are almost at this stage now, just starting to get deposited and still with eyes closed ❤️
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#myotherjob #zoolife #zookeeper #nativespecies #breedingprogram #breedingprogramme #numbat #savethenumbat #babyanimal #marsupial #pouchyoung #endangeredspecies #endextinction #perthartist #artinspiration #loveyourlocalwildlife #lovezoos #youknowyoureazookeeperwhen #ykyazkw #nsbp #australiannative #australiananimal #westernaustralia #endemicspecies #biodiversity #savinganimals

Whatchudoin?
Meeting the new (very cute) neighbours...
#tammar #tammarwallaby #wallaby #aussiecritters #aussiewildlife #loveyourlocalwildlife

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