OGL Luncheon, Friday, 15 Feb. 2019.

OGL Luncheon, Friday, 15 Feb. 2019.

Date and Time: Friday, 15 February, 2019 at 12 Noon Venue: West Adelaide Football Clubrooms. Attending: Alex Riley, Rod Parham, Ellen Krueger, Marilyn and David Harding, Apologies: Jenny and Gary Easther, There will be a wonderful salad bar fit for any Creature. For Bookings: contact either Alex Riley on 0419 035 970 or Rod Parham … Continue reading

Mandrake, Magical & Mysterious.

Mandrake, Magical & Mysterious.

The Mandrake, Mandragora officinarum, is a plant called by the Arabs luffâh, or beid el-jinn (“djinn’s eggs”). Mandrake is the common name for members of the plant genus Mandragora belonging to the nightshades family (Solanaceae). Mandrake contains deliriant hallucinogenic tropane alkaloids such as atropine, scopolamine, apoatropine, and hyoscyamine. The roots sometimes bifurcate, causing them to … Continue reading

Birds can smell their own Species.

Birds can smell their own Species.

Crimson rosellas can detect members of their own sub-species by the smell of their feathers. Image Credit: Courtesy Deakin University A BIRD’S SENSE of smell may be just as important as its sight in identifying family or potential mates. Crimson rosellas (Platycercus elegans), colourful parrots that inhabit eastern and south-eastern Australia, can identify their own … Continue reading