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The UNE Discovery team would like to say a great big thanks for sticking with another challenging year of uncertainty, steep learning curves about lockdowns, travel and virus transmission, and the enduring human spirit of curiosity....

Watch this space for news of Discovery Voyager plans in 2022 early next year. In the meantime, thank you for staying connected with us during what has been a tricky year for all of us. We hope you continue to stay curious, asking questions, hypothesising,...

I visited a local school the other day and had an adventure! Through the classroom window we spied a swarm of bees and gingerly made our way outside to wonder at their activity. The busy bees were boldly making a nest just metres from where...

We had a bumper crop of strawberries this season. Our small patch of herbs and strawberries has suffered in previous years and not being the green thumb family, we don’t tend to give them much love and attention.  This year, though, left to their own...

Over the last 6 months UNE Discovery, Cotton Info, and the UNE Smart Farm have undertaken a mammoth project. After the surprise success of the 2020 Soil Your Undies challenge, we were emboldened to make it bigger and better the second time around. When we...

You may have noticed at your feet, as you trudged through sandy moist ground, small flower like plants glistening in the sunlight, with what look like dew drops on their tiny rounded leaves. They are carnivorous plants in the genus Drosera; a large and diverse...

Last week was National Bird Week 2021, from Monday 18 October and Sunday 24 October. The celebration of National Bird Week has its origins back in the early 1900s when 28 October was first designated by the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union, as the first ‘Bird...

We all know that 2020 and 2021 have not been normal years. Even though there have been normal times, the shadow of the pandemic has never been far away. Keeping people safe has meant limiting physical contact and close proximity to others. When your whole...

If you’ve been watching the news or live locally, you would know that Armidale was recently hit by a very dangerous tornado.  The massive storm that spawned the tornado occurred just after 10pm on Thursday 14 October. We were relieved to learn that no one...