I have a website! Actually, I'm the last person in my lab to get off their butt and make a website, and I was starting to get quite a bit of flack for it! So I got my act together and asked a friend of mine, Angus Kennedy, to help me make one. Gus is an excellent web designer and created this beautiful piece of Internet real estate for me to call home. Gus is also a lizard-catcher extraordinaire and has come with me during both my field seasons, in 2011 and 2012. Here he is with our two most exciting finds of 2012:

Angus Kennedy with a thorny devil, Moloch horridus. Thurlga Station, South Australia, 2012.

The lizard is a thorny devil (Moloch horridus), one of Australia's most unusual and iconic reptiles. It's not an easy creature to come across in the wild. The other exciting find is Gus's hat, which we found in the Alice Springs Salvation Army. The hat is as ridiculous as it is sun-safe, also not an easy thing to come across.

As part of the website I now have a blog, this blog, that I think I will use mostly for posting pictures with a little more background information than is possible with the gallery. The best photos posted here will be cross-posted to the gallery as I put them up, with links coming back to the blog post they belong to.