Southern Cross

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Bat

Bats are found worldwide and there are over fifty species in Australia.  Bats are the only mammals able to fly. Bats use ultra-sonic echo-locating pulses during flight to avoid obstacles and to catch flying insects.  In human terms, it may mean being able to perceive things in an uncommon way; …

Bee

Most of the 2000 or so native bees are solitary creatures and do not produce honey. It is the trigona which produces honey known as sugarbag.  A rich, dark, pollen-infused honey, it was never commercially viable to be produced. The Aboriginal people, who considered sugarbag a delicacy, tracked the hive by …

Bee-Eater

The bee-eater, also known as a Rainbow Bird, is a delightful beautiful native bird that swoops the sky and grasses for flying insects. A Rainbow of colour – exquisite gemmy tones – these birds are a delight to watch when you are fortunate enough to visit their territory. One Dreaming …

Bowerbird

  A peak of avian evolution, and even a natural wonder, the Bowerbird has accomplished remarkable feats in architecture as some species have developed tool using capabilities.  The males construct elaborate bowers to attract a female and perform their courtship displays. These bowers are fabricated from sticks and are filled …

Butterfly

Butterflies are symbols of the soul; in many cultures they represent the cycle of birth, death and transformation. They are a spiritual affirmation if they appear in your life. In a well-known Dreaming about Butterfly[1], as caterpillar she goes off in search for the meaning of death.  The other creatures …

Cicada – First Voices

Sounding like a symphony of high-pitched monotone didgeridoos, voices of summer, the piercing music of cicadas ring in chorus throughout the Australian bush and city alike. Cicadas quite likely made the first animal sounds on earth, their evolutionary history dating back at least two hundred and fifty million years. Fossils …

Cockatoo – Black and White

The Australian cockatoo is either black with striking red or red and yellow tail feathers (the female also has yellow feathers on her head), or more commonly, white with a yellow crest.  Both types represent powerful spiritual symbols in the Dreaming. The white cockatoo has been linked to the first …

Jabiru

Australia’s only true stork, this attractive black and white bird stands an impressive 1.5 metres tall.  It’s large, powerful beak has been attributed to a spearing in the Dreaming, which also resulted in the bird staying around water to avoid its protagonist. “Jabiru” is not an Aboriginal word; it comes …