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We begin the second series of My Cape York Life on Artemis Station, a cattle property in the heart of Cape York.  Artemis is a 125 thousand hectare property midway between Coen and Laura. The property has been in the Shephard family for about 100 years and is run by Tom and Sue Shephard.

Stories from the people who live, breathe and work Cape York Peninsula, managing the land and our future.

First episode available Friday 16 March 2018.

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Lewis Roberts is a highly regarded self-taught naturalist and botanical illustrator. He has an Order of Australia, and last year quietly received the Queensland Natural History award.

Stories from the people who live, breathe and work Cape York Peninsula, managing the land and our future.

First episode available Friday 10 February 2017.

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Polly wanna peanut?

The peanut growers of Lakeland in Cape York have found an innovative way to stop Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos ( Calyptorhynchus banksii ) from eating their peanut crops - they grow a field of peanuts specifically for the cockatoos.

Cattle stations do it tough in dry years. But Peter O'Reagain and John Bushell from Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (QDPIF) don’t think that drought has to mean threadbare country, bony beasts, or massive financial losses for pastoralists.

To most people, pastureland and wildlife habitat are completely different landscapes. One elicits images of short, sweet grasses and scattered trees; the other of tangled, wild country thick with trees, shrubs and fallen logs.

Polly wanna peanut?

The peanut growers of Lakeland in Cape York have found an innovative way to stop Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos ( Calyptorhynchus banksii ) from eating their peanut crops - they grow a field of peanuts specifically for the cockatoos.