Every living organism, though it may be the same in every way to another except its position in space and time, is a unique solution to obtaining energy from its environment. This is something that should inspire wonder, and want to cherish and value the natural world.


Welcome! I’m Karl and this blog is a repository of my writings, photos and experiences with the natural world and my adventures in it. There are currently three sections to this site. Firstly, The Adventures of K. Jones which are posts about trips I’ve done into the arid and semi-arid areas of Australia, generally in search of grasswrens (crafty and often elusive creatures you’ll learn more about if you stick around). Secondly, I have begun a diary documenting some of the happenings in our backyard in the Adelaide Hills (Diary of a Hills Backyard). Here I write about interactions between plants, animals and us, sometimes focusing on the minutiae, sometimes on the big, and these in some form constitute “Nature Writing”. These are not purely about native or introduced animals and plants, but a mix because that’s what our backyard is. Thirdly is Aussie Animal Encounters. These are short blogs describing various animals I have found during my travels, my experiences with them and some interesting information about them. I endeavor to include a range of animals from the most common and iconic, to the rare and unknown including mammals, invertebrates, reptiles and birds.

I may sporadically do miscellaneous posts in the future which don’t fit the above sections. However, overall this website is an outlet for my experiences in, and with nature in Australia in its many and varied forms.

A short note. Writing and photos are my own unless otherwise stated. If you would like to use any of it, please get into contact with my via the contact page.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoy your time here.