The Ecologic Foundation of New Zealand has recently advised drivers to not "use your car
boot for permanent storage. The extra weight exacts Its pnce In extra fuel consumption.
Despite the warning, the Australian naturalist Merilyn T Grey keeps. a car-boot library. for
use on field trips.2 Grey is particularly interested in threatened specles such as the Squirrel
Glider, Brush-tailed Phascogale, Regent Honeyeater, Swift Parrot, Pink-Tailed Worm-Lizard
and the Woodland Blind Snake, who all live in South Australia's Box-lronb.ark country. With
his car boot library Grey is able to travel into the wilderness comfortable In the knowledge
that he can identify any inhabitant species he may encounter.