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 …

Crow

These intelligent birds are found in other places of the world and universally symbolise cleverness and slyness, as well as being messengers for the Spirit World. As an archetype, they appear as intermediaries for the devil or an evil force in movies and novels. Crows feed from carrion; and so …

Frog

Frogs are found the world over.  Their relationship with water traditionally links them with the emotions, and the majority of the many native species live in areas which have a reasonable yearly rainfall.  Some frogs have adapted to living in the desert, breeding when opportunity favours it. They mostly live …

Mosquito

The tiny buzz of a mosquito mantra is loud enough to keep many sleepless!  The great Aussie mozzie is a carrier of some unique Australian viruses, including Ross River Fever and Dengue Fever. Mosquitoes need water to lay their eggs and for their larvae to survive. In fact Mosquito goes …

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

Bursts of vibrant colour, these gloriously coloured birds are a delight to watch as they screech and chatter, hanging off branches and eating nectar.  Rainbow Lorikeets (and all lorikeets) have a brush-like tongue especially adapted for extracting the sweet things in life! Social, nomadic birds, they often fly in large …

Sandpiper

Sandpipers are found almost worldwide. Our ‘Aussie’ sandpipers hail from the icy winters of Asia or the northern hemisphere where food is plenty, then back here for a feast. One of the most common, the curlew sandpiper comes from arctic Siberia. In a Dreaming from north-eastern New South Wales (and …