The (Satin) Bowerbird Archetype The Belief “I want a man who is kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?” ~ Zsa Zsa Gabor The Biology The Satin Bowerbird is a rainforest dwelling species common to Eastern Australia. It is named after the elaborate “bowers” that the males of the species […]
Brisbane-based animal lover, Wildlife Science grad student, Angel Therapy Practitioner, aspiring minimalist, and speaker.
Entries by Carly
Part two of my exploration into animal archetypes. The Belief “Who needs great love when you have great lovers” The Biology The flying fox is a large species of fruit bat with a head that resembles a fox. They are believed to be descended from primates and of Australian animals, are the species most closely […]
The Belief “True love is two hearts beating as one” The Biology The only species on Earth that we know is completely monogamous in all situations is Diplozoon paradoxum, a species of flat worm that lives within the gills of Asian and European freshwater fish. There is little to distinguish male from female in this […]
Like most women I have a keen interest in trying to understanding the dynamics of romantic relationships. I have never been particularly lucky in love and in trying to understand the reason for this have dedicated thousands, probably millions, of hours analysing, tearing apart, and seeking desperately to figure out what it is that makes […]
When I was a wildlife student at the University of Washington, I used to walk past the school’s iconic Drumheller Fountain each morning on the way to class. The fountain was home to a small community of ducks and in the springtime they would come to life with a multitude of elaborate “courtship rituals.” To […]