Don acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nations, on whose unceeded land he lives and works upon and pays respect to elders past, present and emerging.
Don Butcher has worked in most Australian states as an outdoor educator, bushwalking guide, and National Parks interpretation ranger and is known to have fallen in love with many magical landscapes. He is passionate about connecting people to the natural world by facilitating nature observation and the use of storytelling. Australian landscapes are well endowed with stories, along with his own observation he uses stories from numerous sources, at times grounded in academic research while many flow from the cultural landscapes of indigenous and settler Australia.
A second website project is unfolding - Reflections on Country, inspired by Don's experience and work from northern Australia to Tasmania. A central theme being water - namely the health of rivers and wetlands. Australia's landscapes prior to 1788 held an almost unimagined seasonal abundance as animals and plants responded to the seasons, wetlands being a major supermarket. In some cases northern Australia can provide insight for the former abundance of southern landscapes - Kakadu for example.
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