Sunday, May 17, 2015

Trail camera now in operation!

This is the third place we have tried out our new trail camera (for wildlife - motion-activated day and night). This time we got some action!

 Lots of feeding going on and not just at dusk or sunrise.

More feeding and then...

Somebody got inquisitive! The frames just before this showed fur on the right-hand side. It would seem that the camera clicking maybe made this one look closer? It just cracked me up.

And then it takes off - clearly decided it didn't like the experience. The camera is currently set to take three photos in a few seconds, then wait at least 30 seconds for the next activation.

I am hoping we will eventually see the wombat. Night photos have so far been pretty poor - anything that makes it click is too far away to be more than a faint blur. I live in hope!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The end of summer

It's been a non-event summer this year, which is both good and bad. Actually, wonderful in that there have been no bush fires in our area, and very few across the state (compared to other years). But a non-event in that we have had hardly any butterflies (quite a few dragonflies)and hardly any wildflowers. Most times I have been for walks with my camera, there has been nothing to photograph. So those I'm including in this post are from the past two months.

 A cluster of ... insect eggs? On a gum leaf.

Parrot parading on the grass out the front of the house.

Been seeing a few kangaroos and this wallaby is often around.

Some experimenting with the panorama function on the camera.

Monday, December 29, 2014

December 2014

This echidna climbed all over our woodpile on the other side of the track, presumably looking for breakfast snacks.

Yellow rush-lily - the tufted stamens are unusual and I only noticed them on the full-sized photo!

An unwelcome sight from the kitchen window...

Sunday, November 2, 2014

New flowers out and an echidna

 It's always interesting to discover something new. Even after ten years, I can still find plants I haven't noticed before (or perhaps a bird has brought in seeds?)
It took me a while to identify this but it turns out to be an Appleberry.

 At this time of year these Milkmaids appear. Thanks to reasonable rain, there are dozens of them.

 Often when there is a rustle in the bracken, you can never see what it is (if it's a roo, it will bolt away at high speed). This time it was an echidna, trying very hard to "disappear".

Twining Fringe Lilies. Won't be long before the common fringe lilies (my favourites) will start blooming.

Monday, October 20, 2014

It's spring!

The first thing that always flowers and provides bright points of yellow and red everywhere is the Creeping Bossiaea.

This spring, thanks to Jo from Trust for Nature, I have discovered our small bird orchids. The one above is just coming out, the one below is darker and has been out for a while.

Also this year we have rice flowers again, after a couple of springs with hardly any. Below is Twining Glycine (I think). It always grows up and around the bracken.

These bright red flowers are commonly called Running Postman. They only grow in one place, in the middle of the track, and you can't miss them!

 And here is our sign at the front gate (and down the other end where our property meets the neighbour's with no fence) which says we are proud Trust for Nature people!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Miniature winter gardens

I keep finding these tiny "gardens" of fungi in odd spots on fallen trees - and upright ones, too.

Might explain why I'm currently writing science fiction...

These fungi amaze me - there were several on the one fallen tree.

And these were popping out of the top.

Visitors near my window. Hard to photograph as they move so fast.
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