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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Denis the Dinosaur?

Am I meant to be "Denis the Dinosaur" - from the Robertson Nature Reserve?
I can take that.


Here is the image (which I really like, by the way) courtesy of the Illawarra Mercury staff photographer,

Photo by Greg Totman
Domain.com.au
Illawarra Mercury supplement
17 November 2012
For the record, I did not grow up amongst "open sub-tropical forests" as is suggested. I had tried to compare the Robertson Rainforest with the "open forests" I had grown up with in Canberra. I had also tried to distinguish our "cool temperate rainforests" from the "sub-tropical rainforests" of the Illawarra region (where the paper is published). Somehow the wires got a little crossed.

Apart from that, I am happy with the article by Michelle Tydd.She did ring me to clear the text, over the phone, but I missed the subtlety of that description of the forest type.

4 comments:

Jane Hood said...

Dear Denis,
Well done. It was an informative article.
The Robertson Nature reserve is an asset to the town. It is a lovely place to walk and absorb the positive energy of nature.
Jane Hood

Denis Wilson said...

Thanks Jane.
I agree - it is an interesting place to recharge one's batteries.
Denis

Flabmeister said...

Good to see some recognition!

I thought you grew up in Melbourne, so more of an Urban Jungle. Or does that epithet only apply to the suburb linked to a particular AFL team?

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Martin
I was born in Melbourne, but I have always regarded Canberra as where I grew up - especially in terms of the Natural World.
I am not a supporter of any AFL team. But my father was born in Richmond, and that is close to Collingwood (which is where I suspect you were heading, with your comment).
Denis