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Sportsman Creek Press

Specialist publications, locally produced and published natural history and sustainable craft books.

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Another journey into sustainable living with the Sportsman Creek Conservation Area Education programme. Hand-whittled contemporary interior designs using found woods from our forest. To obtain your instant PDF copy follow the link above.

Sportsman Creek Press 2019.

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New specialist publication by Sportsman Creek Conservation Area Environmental Education programme. A journey of creative discovery sourcing local fibre plants to create functional and beautiful objects. We are proud to offer copies of this book online and available at Blurb.com for a reasonable price in either soft or hardcover and instant PDF format. Just follow the link above to obtain your copy. Sportsman Creek Press 2019

The newly published book “Bush Companion Fauna Species of the Clarence Valley and Northern Rivers, New South Wales” is available to purchase direct from the publisher.

This book contains over 310 “full colour plate” fauna species in 250 “perfect bound” pages with both common and scientific names.

Order by email at urimbirra7@gmail.com to reserve your copy.

Price $25 a copy plus postage from Sportsman Creek Press.

Bush Companion Cover

 Some North Coast Flora is a CD  available with over 130 native plant species of the New South Wales north coast.  Grouped into plant Family folders this easy to use reference guide comes complete with good quality colour images for each species  compiled by John Hancocks  and is provided free for private use. 

To obtain a copy contact;   Email – jeff@sportsmancreek.org  

A new educational resource providing details of over 300 significant species that can be found growing in the Clarence Valley is now available at the Clarence Environment Centre (CEC) for $7. each. The DVD provides a PDF fact sheet for each species with a photograph or image and provides scientific and common names, family name, protected status, a brief description, localities and range of occurence and threats faced.

Contact – Clarence Environment Centre. 31 Skinner St. South Grafton. N.S.W. 2460.

email – admin@cec.org.au

 

 

The peer-reviewed  quarterly journal Systematics and Biodiversity recently published the report – Perspectives. Colour and size variation in Junonia villida ( Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae ) : subspecies or phenotypic plasticity ? by R.I. Vane-Wright and W. John Tennant.

The review was based on” examination of c.1500 museum specimens from its entire geographical range from the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean to the Gambiers in mid-Pacific, spanning over 154 degrees of longitude, or 43% of the circumference of the Earth. Mostly found in open grasslands or disturbed areas, including woodlands and disturbed forests from sea-level up to 1500m or more in elevation, it is variable in wing colour pattern on both upper and lower surfaces. The causes of this variability are uncertain, but temperature, photoperiod, rainfall, migration and perhaps underlying geographical differentiation may all play a role.”

The Clarence Valley Meadow Argus butterfly is represented by the image on lower right side taken on the Conservation Area for the cover illustration showing six Australian butterfly with various differences in colour pattern.

Further reference available; http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tsab20/current  

Authorization and Publisher: Taylor & Francis U.K.

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Librarian and archivist of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Elliott (Victorian Gardens) presents spectacular examples of five centuries of botanical illustration taken from drawings and printed works in t (more…)

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Photographer Blackwell draws on his experience as head of creative development at Getty Images to inspire an international troupe of stellar nature photographers to portray with exquisite artistry trees and forests. The (more…)

The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians

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“More than a quarter-century in the making, and weightier than a doorstop…the definitive one-volume work on the world”s amphibians.”—Steve Grant, The Hartford Courant  (Steve Grant The Hartford Courant )”Wells, a much-pub (more…)

The Rise of Amphibians: 365 Million Years of Evolution

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“I highly recommend The Rise of Amphibians to anyone interested not only in amphibians but also in the evolutionary history of vertebrates in general.” — Hans-Dieter Sues, Integrative and Comparative Biology”An excellent, comp (more…)

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