Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wildlife Wednesday - Australia Day Blog Hop

King Parrots
Today I'm participating in the Australia Day Blog Hop with some of the coastal romance girls.

Australia Day is January 26th - so I'm a bit early for celebrations :) - but we're celebrating the whole month of January! Any excuse for a party.

Let me tell you what I love about's the Wildlife.

I know wildlife and erotic author don't go together but I've always been crazy about animals. My first degree was in Environmental Biology, which only encouraged my wildlife madness. So every Wednesday I indulge in my wildlife interest and bring you some of the animals I come across.

In Australia, we have some unique animals, some scary animals, some venomous animals and some pretty ordinary animals. Enough critters to keep me busy on Wednesdays forever more! Each Wednesday I post about an animal I've seen in my yard or in my travels. I try to put some sciencey information into each blog, but sometimes I don't know enough, or can't find the information!But I love my WIldlife Wednesdays.

Here are some of the creatures who have partcipated. You can click on the caption and if I'm lucky, it will take you to that post. Or you can skip right over the photos and get to the rafflecopter.

Brushtail possum Mum and Bub
Huntsman spider

Starfish underneath

Emu (male) and his chicks

Dolphin at Monkey Mia, WA

Water Dragon laying eggs

Blue-tongue Lizard

Happy blog hop and Happy Aussie Day!

Please visit the other participants in the blog hop, and good luck in the quest for a prize.

Cate xo

Don't forget to call in every day and visit the blogs, leave a comment, enter the raffle copter for the fabulous gift basket.

$100 and 26 e-books (some print) from our generous authors

drawn Australia Day

a Rafflecopter giveaway

January 1 Monique McDonnell
January 2 Sara Hantz
January 3 Annie Seaton
January 4 Imogene Nix
January 5 Caitlyn Nicholas  
January 6 Tima Maria Lacoba
January 7 Nicole Flockton
January 8 Wendy L. Curtis
January 9
E.E. Carter
January 10 Susan Horsnell
January 11 Susanne Bellamy
January 12 J'aimee Brooker
January 13 Victoria Purman
January 14 Ann B Harrison
January 15 Cate Ellink
 Demelza Carlton
January 16 Jenny Schwartz
January 17 Donna Gallagher
January 18 Lily Malone
January 19 Tea Cooper
January 20 Fiona McArthur
January 21 Max Henry
January 22 Jennie Jones
January 23 Alison Stuart
January 24 Eve Rabi
January 25 Kendall Talbot
January 26 Annie Seaton-Prize draw


  1. Replies
    1. Annie Seaton is our interpid leader and organiser of the blog tour and prizes. It is a great giveaway, isn't it?

      Thanks for stopping by,
      Cate xox

  2. I always love Wildlife Wednesdays. The Huntsman Spider is one I remember!

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    1. Hi Penneyg,
      You miss them? Don't you have them where you are now?

      Thanks for stopping by,
      Cate xo

  4. Great photos! I would love to visit Australia one day. It sounds amazing over there.

    1. Thanks, AJ. I think it's amazing, but I could be biased :)

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Cate xo

  5. I would so love to visit Australia but I think I can do without ever seeing those spiders in person. LOL
    Thank you for the amazing giveaway opportunity!

    1. Hi VanillaOrchids,
      I hope you get to visit some day - and I'm sure the spiders will keep away from you!

      Good luck in the giveaway.

      Cate xox