Projects we have been involved in.
Nature 4 You have been able to provide images, information, reviews and other services.
In some cases we only provided images, other cases we reviewed parts or whole manuscripts.
We are always willing to assist with new publications and projects, if you have something in the works and would like our assistance in anyway please don't hesitate to contact us. Here, in no particular order are some of the projects we have been involved in over the years.
This page is under construction still, there are quite a few more projects we have been involved in to add.
The Complete Children's Python
The Complete Children's Python by Dr. Justin Julander, Nick Mutton and Peter Birch is a Comprehensive Guide to the Natural History, Care and Breeding of Antaresia species.
An introduction to the keeping and breeding Australian reptiles.
An introduction to the keeping and breeding Australian reptiles for the younger reptile keeper and newcomer. It covers available turtles, crocodiles, snakes and lizards that are kept in Australia. Also includes a skill level rating for each species, distribution maps, suggested enclosure sizes, egg incubation times, heating, lighting, cage furnishings and much more.
The Complete Carpet Python.
The Complete Carpet Python by Dr Justin Julander and Nick Mutton. In the 339 pages it details the natural history, captive care and breeding of this amazing group and their relatives, covering Morelia spilota, M. imbricta, M. bredli, and M. carinata, and providing many intimate details of the lives of these enigmatic creatures in the wild.
Snakes of the Sunshine Coast Region.
A Photographic Guide is A5 size 220x148mm and 123 pages with over 136 full colour, half to full page photographs of every species including legless and snake like lizards that you would be likely to encounter here on the coast including the marine species. Information including descriptions, habitat and behavior for every terrestrial snake species is included.
Frogs and Reptiles of the Bendigo District.
By Darren Green and Dale Gibbons, 2010. Colour photographs of local species along with notes on classification, identification and natural history. 71 pages.
A Nature Guide to North Stradbroke Island, Minjerribah
Compiled by members of the Friends of Stradbroke Island, a non-profit community group dedicated to protecting the island’s unique fragile environment.
Keeping and Breeding Australian Pythons.
The book covers all Australian python species written by leading Australian breeders. Covers housing, sexing, breeding, egg incubation and raising young snakes. Contains graphs, charts and many coloured photographs. Sections on diseases and disorders and colour and pattern mutations of Australian pythons. Also includes information on natural habitats and behaviours.
Keeping and Breeding Australian Lizards.
A book that covers all Australian lizard species written by leading Australian breeders. It covers the topics of housing, sexing, breeding, egg incubation and raising young snakes, and also includes information on diseases and disorders.
The Complete Guide to the Reptiles of Australia.
This book explores the diversity of Australia's reptiles. It represents an accessible identification guide to reptiles, including: crocodiles, sea turtles, freshwater turtles, geckos, flat-footed lizards, skinks, dragons, goannas, blind snakes, pythons, file snakes, colubrid snakes, terrestrial elapids, sea snakes, and, sea kraits.
A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland.
A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland covers all of Queensland's 440 named species, including 135 that occur nowhere else. Colour photographs make for quick identification, aided by line drawings, keys, distribution maps and descriptions.
Field Guide to the Frogs of Australia.
This fully illustrated guide provides accounts of 227 species. It includes details of size, status, distribution, habitat, behaviour and a painted illustration. Closely related frogs are shown in identical poses so that comparisons can be identified. The introductory section of the book covers frog biology and habitats and includes notes on families and genera.
Amazing Animals of Australia's National Parks.
55 national parks, and over 120 animals.
This book is divided into seven sections according to habitat, each including a number of national parks and a selection of the fish, reptiles, frogs, birds and mammals that inhabit them.
The book of Frogs.
Frogs are adversely affected by loss of habitat, pollution by agricultural and industrial chemicals, and climate change. As such, the frog is an important pollutant indicator. This book will profile 600 species, representing the remarkable diversity of frogs, each species photographed life-size to capture its delicate detail, and accompanied by an in-depth species profile.
Book of Snakes
The Book of Snakes profiles 600 significant species from all 32 families—one in six of all known species—to create a beautiful collector’s piece that is both a significant resource for enthusiasts and scholars, and the most visually stimulating guide on the market.
Australia's Dangerous Snakes.
Examines the role played by Australia's venomous snakes, the threats they face, their ecology and the latest in bite management.
Tadpoles and Frogs of Australia.
The book contains comprehensive information about Australian tadpoles as well as the eggs, metamorphosed frogs and adult frogs, accompanied by colour photographs. Using meticulous keys, descriptive characters and a multitude of illustrations, Tadpoles and Frogs of Australia helps readers to identify which tadpole or egg belongs to which frog.
Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. 7th Edition.
A complete guide to Australia’s herpetofauna. For each of the 1218 species there is a description of its appearance, distribution and habits. The book includes 130 simple-to-use dichotomous keys that in most cases allow a specimen in hand to be identified. This classic work, originally published in 1975, has been completely brought up to date. This seventh edition includes all species described prior to October 2013.
Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, updated 7th edition.
A complete guide to Australia’s rich and varied herpetofauna. For each of the 1218 species there is a description of its appearance, distribution and habits. This classic work was originally published in 1975. The updated seventh edition contains a new Appendix that discusses recent changes and lists over 80 new or resurrected species and genera that have been added to the Australian frog and reptile fauna since the 2014 edition.
A Naturalist's Guide to the Insects of Australia.
Easy-to-use identification guide to the 292 species of insect most commonly seen in Australia. High quality photographs and detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habitat and habits.Covers modern Australian insects, non-insect hexapods and life cycles. Each species has its common and scientific name, and its global IUCN status.
A Naturalist's Guide to the Mammals of Australia.
Easy-to-use identification guide to the 300 mammal species most commonly seen in Australia. High quality photographs and detailed descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. Each species has its common and scientific name, and its global IUCN status.
A Naturalist's Guide to the Reptiles of Australia.
Easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 species of reptiles most commonly seen in Australia. High quality photographs and detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. Covers the threats to reptiles, types of habitat, anatomy of reptiles, and details of orders and families. Each species, its common and scientific name, and its global IUCN status.
A Guide to Australian Turtles in Captivity. This book contains detailed information on all aspects of captive husbandry relating to 31 of the most commonly kept Australian turtles.General husbandry information including pet qualities, handling methods, housing - indoor and outdoor set-ups, water requirements, heating and lighting, feeding and breeding including artificial incubation.
A Guide to Australian Pythons in Captivity.
All aspects regarding the captive care of pythons are presented in this 216 page book. Over 400 images support details on general management including selection, handling, housing, temperature, thermoregulation, lighting, humidity, feeding—what to feed, nutiriton, how to feed and feeding problem, breeding including gravid females, egg-laying and incubation.
A Guide to Australian Skinks in Captivity.
Full colour, 360 pages with over 500 images. Provides detailed information on all aspects of captive husbandry relating to the most commonly kept species of Australian Skinks.
A Guide to Australian Monitors in Captivity.
264 pages with over 400 images. Provides detailed information on all aspects of captive husbandry relating to the most commonly kept species of Australian Monitor species including Large Terrestrial and Arboreal Monitors, Rock Monitors, Small Terrestrial Monitors, Small and Medium Arboreal Monitors and Water Monitors.
A Guide to Australian Dragons in Captivity.
Full colour, 296 pages, with over 450 images. Provides detailed information on all aspects of captive husbandry relating to the most commonly kept species of Australian Dragons.
A Guide to Australian Geckos & Pygopods in Captivity.
Full colour, 352 pages, with over 600 images, provides detailed information on all aspects of captive husbandry relating to the most commonly kept species of Australian Gecko and Pygopod species
A Guide to Australian Lizards in Captivity.
Full colour, 952 pages. Provides the most comprehensive and detailed account of Australian Lizards species with information on all aspects of captive husbandry relating to all species of Australian Lizards that may be maintained in captivity.
A Guide to Health & Disease in Reptiles and Amphibians.
176 pages. 240 colour images show examples of typical health problems to assist the herpetologist in recognizing signs as well as information about the treatment or action to take to rectify or reduce the spread of disease and support the reptile/amphibian back to good health.
Reptiles en Chile
Book that reveals reptiles through detailed and updated knowledge of all the species that inhabit Chile. The populations are presented in 136 files, mostly four pages, and more than 2,300 high resolution photographs show how they vary in the territory.
Keeping Bearded Dragons.
Fully revised and expanded edition of Keeping Bearded Dragons Full colour, perfect bound, 80 pages, with 42 photos, and illustrations Contents include an introduction to Bearded Dragons, biology & behaviour, habitat, health check, handling techniques, indoor & outdoor enclosures, lighting, heating, humidity, ventilation, brumation & winter care, feeding, breeding, juvenile care, ailments & disorders, and keeping records.
A Guide to Snakes of the N.S.W. Mid North Coast
This 52-page guide features stunning photography bringing each snake to life, along with information about their habitat, behavior, diet and specific location. This guide also contains information regarding snake bite first aid, snake safety, and insight into snake venom and what’s involved in a bite.
The Guide to Tasmanian Wildlife.
A comprehensive guide that identifies all 324 species of amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds that inhabit Tasmania and its territorial waters.Species accounts include physical descriptions, distribution maps, details on where and when to see each species, preferred habitat types, plus notes on subspecies, conservation status and ecology. Over 900 images help identify each species.
Australia's Birdwatching Megaspots.
This lavishly illustrated guide describes 55 of the best sites for viewing both common and rare species in Australia. A fact file for each site lists road and rail access; entry fees and permits, facilities, nearby services, accommodation and GPS co-ordinates. Key species for each site are also listed.
A Complete Guide to the Frogs of Australia.
230 species . Also included are the introduced cane toad and nine stowaway species that have arrived in Australia. Each species includes details of size, status, distribution, habitat, behaviour and advertisement call and is accompanied by a map of Australia showing its known distribution, and full-colour photography.
In this action-packed ride through Bryan's life you'll meet the man who's worked with the world's most venomous creatures in over 50 countries.
Venomous Snakes of Australia and Oceania.
Venomous Snakes of Australia and Oceania is the 18th volume of the highly esteemed Terralog series. It portrays all of the 140 taxa currently recognised or under description of the family Elapidae, several of them with colour variations. A few of these species are depicted in a book for the first time.
Frogs and Reptiles of the Murray-Darling Basin.
A comprehensive guide to the 310 species of frogs and reptiles living in the Murray–Darling Basin. An overview of each of the 22 catchment areas introduces the unique and varied climates, topography, vegetation and fauna. Comprehensive species accounts include diagnostic features, conservation ratings, photographs and distribution maps for all frogs, freshwater turtles, lizards and snakes recorded in this important region.
Reptiles of Victoria.
It contains keys and illustrated descriptions to allow identification of all 123 native, introduced and vagrant reptile species and describes their biology, ecology, distributions and the habitats in which they live.
A tribute to the reptiles and amphibians of Australia and New Zealand
Showcasing some of Australia's wildlife photographers such as Hal Cogger, Shane Black, Gunther Schmida, Scott Eipper, John Cann, Tony Jewel, Ross McGibbon, Matt Summerville, Steve Wilson and more.
Here is an app well worth getting. Australian Snake ID has been years in the making and was done by Hal Cogger. An awesome app giving you safe options on how to correctly identify the snake. Also fantastic if you are off somewhere and want to know what species are nearby for a herp! A steal at $9.99 and best yet it's available on both Android and Apple.
Survival: Frogs of South Eastern Australia
This game tells the struggle of five endangered Australian frog species: The Southern Corroboree Frog, Spotted Tree Frog, Baw Baw Frog, Stuttering Frog, and the Growling Grass Frog. In this cooperative game, the players try to return and establish stable populations of each species to the wild.
All player's hands are seen only by them, but they cannot play cards from their own hand. Instead they must use the action cards to find out information about the cards held by other players, all while trying to avoid threats to the frogs and their habitats.
The game was developed and designed by 5D (in 2014), 6A (in 2015) and their teacher at Berwick Fields Primary School. Wanting to do something to help endangered frog species, the class launched a two-year learning journey and this game is the product of that. Along the way, the class was awarded the Zoos Victoria Love Your Locals 2014 winner for its work on the game and was inducted into the Zoos Victoria Hall of Fame for Young Wildlife Advocates of the year in 2015.
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