Our thoughts have been with those who have suffered from the intensity of Cyclone Debbie. Such a large-scale disaster effects so many. I was one of the lucky ones with power off only for two short stints. My phone was out for four days but I could drive down the road a few kilometres and pick up messages once a day. My apologies to those who tried to reach me.
Power outages are a concern when ‘pinkie’ (furless) wildlife are in care. These little animals need constant warmth and if the humidicrib is dependent on power, it is a worry. Such situations always make me wonder about Australia’s resistance to solar power. The people want it, the dinosaur governments aren’t quite so enthusiastic, still seeing solar as a threat (to the coffers?), and therefore removing incentives. Solar power storage is inevitable, but houses will mostly remain connected to the grid so electricity retailers still win out. They charge their fixed fee but have to provide us with so much less power. Seems like we all win out!
I guess all life experiences are tied in with wildlife in my world, and after a long hot summer and bushfires, followed by a cyclone and floods, our native animals are also needing help all around Australia. With Easter on our doorstep it is time to help the Bilbies by buying chocolates from Fyna Foods. All sales mean a donation to the Save the Bilby Fund. Their Australian Bush Friends collection of chocolates at Australia Post is adorable. These, along with the Pink Lady Bilby chocolates, can be purchased through most Department Stores. It always seems ludicrous that rabbits are bought instead of Bilbies at Easter time!
Have a safe and happy Easter. Our WILVOS hotline 5441 6200 will be operating 24 hours a day as always, when wildlife advice is needed.