Saturday, October 2, 2010

DAISY HILL KOALA CENTRE


Libby made me dinner
Lets see what's on the menu:
Garlic Bread


Fried Egg with Rice


Lemon Chicken with Vegetables


Dessert was Kit Kat
Om nom nom nom..


She's a really good cook although
1. she doesn't have a facial expression 95% of the time
2. is extremely violent
3. is a scaredy-cat


Thank you Libby! =D


Today we're heading to
DAISY HILL KOALA CONSERVATION PARK


Yes you do need an Emergency Phone
in Loganlea Station - seriously!
They should even build a police station next to it.


Despite the wet weather, we arrived at Daisy Hill
By the way, all photos taken today are by Libby's
EFS 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS lens


and were greeted by a friendly Kookaburra (genus Dacelo)
I think they're really cute and fluffy!


DAISY HILL CONSERVATION PARK
is part of the 1,100ha KBCCA
(Koala Bushland Co-ordinated Area)
and is one of the largest protected areas of native habitat
between Brisbane and Gold Coast


It started raining heavily..


So we seeked shelter at a "Pondo"


"Three Little Birds sat on my window.."
Noisy Miners (Manorina melanocephala)


but very soon the skies cleared and we're ready to go..


Red-necked Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)
Notice it has black nose and paws, white stripe on the upper lip, and grizzled medium grey coat with a reddish wash across the shoulders. No its not a mini-kangaroo! Wallabies are about the size of a dog.


This one has a joey in its pouch!
Absolutely adorable and they're really shy
unlike the ones in Zoos where you can pet/feed them


There are many BBQ areas
paper/firewood is provided!


Lets take a look inside the
DAISY HILL KOALA CENTRE
(there is no entry fee - FREE)






Some interactive Touch-screen Koala Quiz


Fun mural to help residents understand
how they can make their homes Koala-friendly


Eldreth watching an educational documentary
on rescuing and protecting Koala Bears


Its amazing how Koalas sleep around 18 hours a day
and feeds on eucalypt leaves (poisonous to human)
non-stop for three hours
Oink Oink!


Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) have smiling faces..


...and they look really silly!
Absolutely adorable


This board has a record of Koalas they rescued
and some less fortunate ones that they had to put to sleep


This little gadget tracks "marked" Koalas
Pretty cool wildlife tracking device with adjustable BFO


We have this in Brisbane museum as well
The rod is used to detect the direction of the "marked" animal
when it is pointing at the correct direction
it has a higher frequency of beeps


There's also a movie theatre where we can
choose either of the two short documentary to watch


Yep.. this is the theatre!


Baby Koalas look kinda stupid, don't they?
By the way they eat their mother's poop
before they learn how to breastfeed - FACT!


KING MING WAS HERE!




The after-rain air was cool and refreshing


We decided its time for us to find a place
to have our lunch..


Another Noisy Miners (Manorina melanocephala)


Lets see what the ladies prepared for us..


Elena - Teriyaki Chicken


Fadilah - Salad


Sato - Egg Omelette with Sausages


Remember not to feed the wildlifes here!


Kookaburra sat on the old gum tree,
Merry merry king of the bush is he.
Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra,
Gay your life must be!




Its a very new experience for me
to see WILD wallabies that hops around
and feeds in the bushes and forests - amazing!


Next we decided to tackle one of its many trails
TREE DISCOVERY TRAIL
800m return, around 30 minutes


I like tree barks
often spending a lot of time touching and looking at them


My old man likes to tell me
"Life is like a drop of morning dew"




Mixed Border Collie-Labrador




Leucauge granulata (female)
I remember seeing plenty of them in Fraser Island
and along streets of West End during Summer
They're pretty common spiders


Peas!








You can't really get lost in the park
cos there're directory and maps everywhere


Red-necked wallabies are mainly solitary but will gather together when there’s an abundance of resources such as food, water or shelter. When they do gather in groups, they have a social hierarchy similar to other wallaby species. Red-necked wallabies are mainly crepuscular. They spend most of the daytime resting in vegetation.
(Wikipedia)


Isn't it adorable?


You may also ride through the 8 Mountain Bike Trails




Breath-taking scenery from Daisy Hill




On our way back to Brisbane City


VAPIANO
191 Albert Lane
Brisbane City


Wow! Check out the deco!


Really awesome ambience! =D


So what you do is
queue up
in front of the kitchen pass


Decide on what you want to eat
from the menu
Select your choiced pasta/pizza


Let the cook know and
he'll start preparing the ingredients!


Tap your VAPIANO card
(Its like the Marche concept)


Voila! Your pasta is ready in no time!


Carbonara
$17.90
Onions, Bacon, Egg in a Cream Sauce


Al Dente! =)


Pomodoro/Arrabbiata
$13.90
Tomato and Herb sauce with Chilli and Garlic


Pesto
$15.90
Basil pesto with Olive oil and Pine Nuts

[GENERAL RATINGS]

Food Quality: 8/10
Food Presentation: 9/10
Value for Money: 7.5/10
Ambience: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Return Factor: 9/10

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Edwin Goh is an idiot!


FIN!



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