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Hi All,
time - my name is Sam. I'm a Melbourne based library professional, until a few days ago employed in a large academic library - now waiting for that Centrelink call. I have a background in music, and like to imagine unusual sounds, and write some of them down. Enthusiastic about birds, native orchids, bikes, books. Nice to be here, look forward to tooting with you all. :partyparrot:

Wild Flowers 

Speculantha Parviflora on Wadawurrung land. So small, so nice.

Wildflowers 

Autumn - the season of orchids you can barely see. Happy to have spotted Speculantha Rubescens on Yorta Yorta country last weekend. These tiny friends aren't much bigger than a q-tip 🔍 .

fascists in the library 

Bad librarian times today - patron asked for help finding Mein Kampf. Pretty sure it was for personal interest and not research too. Not pleased with how I handled it ("go check the catalogue"). I hate this library debate about collections and "neutrality" - just put it in the fucking bin! Any thoughts about this GLAM folks?

Wild Flowers 

Late-flowering Dipodium Roseum keeping summer going on Wadawarrung Country.

Bird Song 

TFW you can't sleep because you're wondering what the endangered Eastern Bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus) sounds like when slowed down 200%.

I got a Covid test yesterday (negative) and drove the car for the first time since July. The battery died in the drive-though 😫 Fortunately the nurses knew their way around a jumper lead. Can we pay these people more please!?

Hi All,
time - my name is Sam. I'm a Melbourne based library professional, until a few days ago employed in a large academic library - now waiting for that Centrelink call. I have a background in music, and like to imagine unusual sounds, and write some of them down. Enthusiastic about birds, native orchids, bikes, books. Nice to be here, look forward to tooting with you all. :partyparrot:

Concept: it's Woody Guthrie, but he's a rat. On his guitar is written "this machine kills phasmids"...

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