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A prickly invasion
By Catriona Donnelly, 16 Jun 2016

World Oceans Day, 8 June 2016
By Daniel Oakman, 08 Jun 2016


Latest Blog Comment

“Fascinating. Thank you! While I was digging around the research on brush turkeys and their population explosion (especially in my back yard!!) I read that a now rather isolated population of them in the west seems to have got there by following the expansion of prickly pears in the early part of the twentieth century - presumably providing cover for the chicks and maybe food? I wonder what other unexpected knock-ons there are of this bit of history?? The link to a report mentioning this is here: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/determinations/AustralianBrushTurkeyNandewarBrigalowEndSpListing.htm”
Comment on A prickly invasion by mccnmatt, 22 Jun 2016