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; …

Lyrebird

Lyrebird is the mimic of the bush, copying the calls of the other birds and bush sounds.  It is the male who carries the beautiful tail feathers shaped like a lyre.  During mating season, he builds a mound out of forest debris that serves as a platform from which he …

Owl

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Nocturnal birds of prey, owls universally symbolise the powers of night, mystery, and wisdom.  In Aboriginal culture, owls were often a kobong (similar in concept to totemism) for women as a whole. One Dreaming accounts for Owl’s distinctive large eyes. Owl and Cyclone were two men who shared a camp …