Georgie Burgess,

Georgie Burgess

Hobart, TAS, Australia

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Recent articles by Georgie:

Rogue wombat 'Mr Bat' relocated to Cradle Mountain after pestering Longford residents

For the past 12 months the residents of a town in northern Tasmania have been hassled by a brazen night-time visitor who showed little respect for their homes, gardens, or pets. → Read More

Cockle Creek caretakers volunteer at southernmost point of Australian track system

A passion for parks brings Russ Wilson and Jane Thomas 17,000 kilometres from the United States to Cockle Creek in Tasmania's far south. → Read More

Tasmanian waratah admired in the wild, in gardens, on cars and even bodies

The last splashes of red from the Tasmanian waratah are slowly fading in the bush, but some people are finding ways to enjoy the flower year-round. → Read More

King penguin encounter on Southern Tasmania beach a rare sight, experts say

A king penguin has been sighted on a Southern Tasmanian beach, but experts say it may not be lost. → Read More

If you want to beat the crowds, take Tasmania's paths less travelled

Tasmania's popularity means some iconic spots are getting a little crowded during peak times. Here are some trips to veer off the tourist trail. → Read More

Seashells to covet this summer: The rare, the common and the invaders

Will you be trying to hunt down a cowrie shell on the beach this summer? Don't forget it was once a living creature. → Read More

Jack jumper program saving lives by shaking allergies to the potentially deadly ant

Jack jumper ants are potentially deadly, and three per cent of the Tasmanian population is highly allergic. A specialist program hunts down jack jumpers and manufactures a venom to de-sensitise patients to the ant's sting. → Read More

'Ugly and ferocious': The Dog Line at Eaglehawk Neck stopped Port Arthur convicts escaping

Crossing Eaglehawk Neck on the Arthur Highway a simple affair today, but exiting the Tasman Peninsula was not always so easy. → Read More

Aphids on notice: Ladybirds a chemical-free pest solution for gardens

This beetle is a natural born killer, but don't worry, it's only after your aphids. Here's how you can attract it to your garden. → Read More

Tasmania's wild west showcased through exhibition West: Out on the Edge

Tasmania's west is rugged and isolating and its history is rich. A new exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery invites you to take a journey out west. → Read More

Emus once roamed Tasmania, so what happened to them?

The island state was once home to the flightless bird but it was almost extinct within 25 years of European settlement. → Read More

Rainbow lorikeet numbers 'explode' in Tasmania, posing threat to fruit and native birds

The rainbow lorikeet is a good looking bird, but its numbers are exploding in Tasmania and there's concerns for the fruit industry and local species. → Read More

Angry quolls more likely to survive in the wild, study shows

A program trying to re-establish an eastern quoll population in the wild has found the angrier and more agitated the marsupial, the better its chance of survival. → Read More

Doo Town on the Tasman Peninsula is a novelty for tourists and locals alike but how did it all start?

Doo Town on the Tasman Peninsula is a novelty for locals and tourists alike, but how did the 'Doo' trend start? → Read More

No humans allowed: Call for wildlife-only rules for some of our most sensitive beaches

This summer, wildlife experts want seaside lovers to be more aware of the creatures who call the beach home and have proposed making more sandy areas human-free. → Read More

Tasmanian chef Joseph Lidgerwood awarded Michelin star for South Korean restaurant Evett

It all began in the Huon Valley for chef Joseph Lidgerwood who has since made his mark in Seoul and has been awarded a Michelin star. → Read More

Grand Designs' Kevin McCloud singles out Bruny Island's Shearers Quarters as a must-see

British designer and television presenter Kevin McCloud is set to visit Australia next year, and he has singled out a Bruny Island property as one he would love to visit. → Read More

Female orange-bellied parrots single and ready to mingle, but where are all the males?

More female than male orange-bellied parrots have returned to Tasmania to breed so biologists are playing cupid to save the species from extinction. → Read More

Coal Mines convict site is a World Heritage destination, but it's being lost to coastal erosion

The Coal Mines convict site is one of Australia's best preserved examples of hard-labour punishment and industrial advances. But coastal erosion is making it harder to preserve important historic sites like it. → Read More

Scam real estate Gumtree ad sees couple lose $2,000 bond on 'replicated' property

A couple seeking a fresh start in Tasmania are out of pocket after scammers claiming to be Australian soldiers sent them fraudulent details about a property for rent. → Read More