Here's a gallery of photos I took of the darling downs megafauna display that was held at toowoomba a number of years ago.
Here's a brilliant old Australian cryptozoology poem that dad collected from the Sydney Bulletin years ago called Mulligan's Beast's.
Thanks to my sister for typing it up to put online.
One of our local Velvet Geckos, this little bloke was living in the walls of our old house. very quiet to handle
Here's a papua new guinea butterfly collection that I picked up from an old antique shop in toowoomba. All the import paper work came with it also a paper identifying each species
Papua new guinea butterfly collection
South american tarantula
Here's an insect collection I did on our 100 acre property that we had at Somerton NSW, not far from Tamworth back in 2005 - 2006
Some interesting butterfly species. We also had white tailed spiders and Mouse spiders. The area also had the most brown snakes I have ever seen in any place we have lived, probably because of the high rodent populations in the crops that are grown there.
Male Mouse Spider - Somerton NSW
White Tailed Spider - Somerton NSW
Here's an interview I just did for mark antony raines blog. It's a great blog with lots of interesting articles. Here's the link - http://ghostmanraines.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/mike-hardcastle-interviewed-by-mark.html?spref=bl or click on the image.
Some of my interests include the Victorian era naturalists scientists and explorers also subjects such as Natural History, Tesla inventions, and Victorian Era Natural History.