Yesterday was the Fogg Dam Reserve Open Day.
Fogg Dam, for the uninitiated, is an artificial wetlands some 70 kms from
Darwin. Juxtaposed by grassland, monsoon and paperbark forest it¹s an
excellent spot for wildlife including birds. Several organisations
participated including the Top End Native Plants Soc., the NT Field
Naturalists, and Frog Watch.
A group of about forty came on a bird walk through the monsoon forest. Many
more wanted to come but seeing the size of the group decided against it
(originally there were to be two bird walks but the other two volunteers
were apparently unable to come).
We didn¹t just look for birds but also at habitat and food sources. The
path was too wet and muddy for us to get to the boardwalk but
I think a good time was had by all.
Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow B.A. Grad.Dip.Arts
1/7 Songlark Street, Bakewell NT 0832, AUSTRALIA
Ph. 61 08 89 328306
Mobile: 04 386 50 835
Birdwatching and Indigenous tourism consultant
PhD Candidate (Southern Cross University, NSW)
Interpreter/transcriber, Lonely Planet Guide to Aboriginal Australia
Vice-chair, Wildlife Tourism Australia; ecotourism adviser, Mitchell Creek
Nominated by Earthfoot (2004) for Conde Nast's Traveler International Award
"it gave me huge insight" into the lives of Aboriginal Australians
Jonathon Franzen on "Quiet Snake Dreaming".
For copies of Birds of Australia¹s Top End or Quiet Snake Dreaming, visit
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