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Examining Population Structure of Two Species of Australian Freshwater Turtles:

By: Elliot Diggs
Examining Population Structure of Two Species of Australian Freshwater Turtles: Wollumbinia latisternum and Elseya stirlingi. Elliott Diggs, Guilford College, The School for Field Studies, Dr. Timothy Curran, Alastair Freeman, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Threatened Species Unit of the Environmental Protection Agency Continue reading

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Johnstone River Snapping Turtle (Elesya stirlingi) on the Atherton Tablelands:

By: Dr. Tim Curran (with Elliot Diggs) – The School for Field Studies Center for Rainforest Studies Yungaburra
Alastair Freeman Threatened Species Group Department of Environment and Resource Management Atherton

Elseya stirlingi (Johnstone River snapper) is a newly described freshwater turtle found endemic to the Wet Tropics of North Queensland. Continue reading

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Save the Forests

By: Tina Hayes The woods and forests around the world are rapidly disappearing. These natural beauties provide shade from the heat, shelter from a storm, a home to birds and small mammals, and convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. Humans continually … Continue reading

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Stinging Nettle Cream for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease and one of the oldest documented chronic diseases of humans; archaeologists have found changes typical of osteoarthritis in prehistoric human bones.1(p51) The malady’s antiquity is further evidenced by the plethora of remedies reportedly used by aboriginal peoples for relief from the pain of “rheumatism.” Continue reading

Jewel Weed Photo by Thomas Miller, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Jewel Weed cures and prevents poison ivy, poison oak, stinging nettle, Irritants like mosquito bites, bug bites, razor burn, heat rash, ringworm, and athlete’s feet. Jewel Weed neutralizes the oil in poison ivy that creates the skin outbreak. That oil is called urushiol, to say:(oo-roo-shee-ol). Continue reading