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Sharp Greenhood (Pterostylis X ingens)

This week, I’ve had the pleasure of showing a few visitors the Greenhoods and Helmet orchids in flower, as well as some of the other interesting plants on our property.  After a few discussions about timing, seasons and conditions, I decided to go back through last year’s photographs for […]

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Here Come the Helmet Orchids

We are finally seeing some Helmet Orchid buds.  Most of them are still very tiny, but there are a few that are taking on some colour, and beginning to swell.   If I look back at last year’s photographs I see that the fully open flowers appeared at […]

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Kangaroo Courtship

Over the last three years, I’ve been fortunate to observe some of the Eastern Grey Kangaroo courtship behaviour.   In Winter, a new tiny joey peeks out of its mother’s pouch and the dominant male returns to the mob for a while.   This year, the new tiny pink […]

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Fallen Branches

We had three days of high gusty winds last week, resulting in several fallen branches.  Some of these limbs looked like like small trees, towering over my head while laying on their side.  The largest of them fell across a fence but thankfully it didn’t cause any lasting damage.  When […]

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The Fungi Project

This month, we have fungi popping out the ground all over the place, and each one seems to be a different species. Well, not quite, but there are so many different looking fungi around.   I have not yet found a good way of identifying fungi, so I […]

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Red Fungi

It’s winter in Australia, and when taking a shortcut between two bush paths, I came across a group of beautiful red fungi.  This is only one of a number of species growing now, most of which I have documented previously.  The vibrancy and intensity of the colour marks […]

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Eastern Rosella: A closer look

At the unfinished end of the Honeyeater Garden, an Eremophila Maculata plant is about to burst into flower and this Eastern Rosella was very interested in the bush.   One of three Eastern’s, presumably a family group, the bird in my photographs happened to be right outside the […]

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Wild Flower Hunting for Beginners: Ten Tips

Although it still only May, the wild flowers around the property are starting to grow.  Small-Mosquito Orchids are flowering again;  I see Climbing Sundews and Twining Fringe-lily stems winding around Bracken; the Guinea Flower and native Pea bushes are greening up and many other signs of the wildflowers […]

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Unidentified Skull

I found this skull on the grass on the side of the property that fronts onto a road.  As far as I could see, there were no other bones in the vicinity, suggesting that the rest of it had been carted off for food. Or maybe the head had […]

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