Category Archives: Wildlife

Superb Lyrebird

Ask Ros Blue Mountains The superb lyrebird has a spectacular tail of fanned feathers, when spread out in display, looks like a lyre, which is a musical instrument of ancient Greece. The male superb lyrebird is 80-100 cm long, including his 55-cm-long tail. He is dark brown on the upper part of his body and… Read More »

Fungi in the Blue Mountains

Recently we did the trip to McMahon’s Lookout, Wentworth falls. This involves about a 25km drive down Kings Tableland Road, Wentworth Falls. About 20km of the road is dirt and a bit rough, so take it easy. From the carpark it’s about an 800m easy walk to the actual lookout. The path is an old… Read More »

The Sydney Funnel Web Spider ~ Nasty

The Sydney Funnel Web Spider are commonly found throughout the greater Blue Mountains region, especially in the warmer months. Ask Roz link The Sydney funnel-web spider (Atrax robustus) is a species of venomous mygalomorph spider native to eastern Australia, usually found within a 100 km (62 mi) radius of Sydney. It is a member of a group… Read More »

Kanangra Boyd National Park makes a great day trip

Have you been to Kanangra Boyd National Park? The Kanangra Boyd National Park is part of Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Kanangra-Boyd National Park is just 180km from Sydney. Enjoy superb scenery, abundant wildlife, cycling and walking. These happy snaps taken by Ask Roz Blue Mountains are just part of the beauty of the part.… Read More »

Ask Neville about all matters reptile

Ask Roz is pleased to say that one of Australia’s pre-eminent reptile handlers (herpetologists), Neville Burns has joined Ask Roz to provide reptilian advice for Ask Roz followers and users. The Blue Mountains Gazette said of Neville:- He is one of the nation’s most respected herpetologists, Mr Burns lost a finger to a red bellied black snake… Read More »

Now you can really Ask Roz 24/7

If you’re looking for some personal recommendations for a great place to eat, stay or shop or maybe something special to do this weekend then try our new service Ask Roz Q&A. Now you can literally “Ask Roz” about events, your plans or maybe you need some help with the website or your Ask Roz… Read More »

Photographer of the week – Stuart McAndrew

This week’s Ask Roz Central Coast Photographer of the week is Stuart McAndrew Stuart is a local photographer who specialises in sports and landscape photography. As can bee seen by his work Stuart has a natural eye for colour and composition. >> To find great things to see and do on the Central Coasts get… Read More »


David studying the art of still photography for almost 60 years… still learning but loving the challenge of finding the perfect shot. “A keen photographer for over 50 years (yes I started with a Kodak Box Brownie) but only really serious about it for the past 6 or 7 years.  I have won awards in… Read More »