The Wonder of Wetlands

Celebrating World Wetlands Day on 2 February

Bronwen Scott
4 min readFeb 2, 2024

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Georgetown, Far North Queensland. © Bronwen Scott

In summer, when it rains and the roadside verges fill with water, wildlife moves in. Patrician-profiled swamphens in navy blue and royal purple stalk through the flooded grass. Dragonflies hover on Dolly Parton diamante wings. Double-barred Finches and Red-browed Firetails flit in busy flocks, their activity first attracting predators, then confusing…

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Bronwen Scott

Zoologist, writer, artist, museum fan, enjoying life in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland. She/her. Website: bronwenscott.com