Monday, August 17, 2015

August and a bit of spring colour

 Moss is growing everywhere at the moment - on the big rocks and the little ones, on tree stumps and at the bases of trees, and along the tracks. Must have been enough rain to encourage it.
Acacias are also coming out in bloom - they start with the bobbly buds above and then ...

... we get these bright yellow bursts among the grey-green eucalypts!

Friday, July 31, 2015

July photos - what is this?

Would appreciate it if anyone can identify this. It's mouse-sized, but with a wider face and bigger ears.
Sadly it drowned in a bucket that had been left outside and had some water in it after heavy rain. :-(
Apologies for the poor photo.

 More fungi.
 And more. With some rain and cold weather, they are blooming!

Kangaroos coming closer to the house these days - they'll be inside by the fire next!

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.

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