Clover Glycine (Glycine latrobeana)


Looking through the   Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) publication “Advisory List of Rare or Threatened Plants in Victoria 2014”  I noticed a couple of listings under Glycine, including Clover Glycine. As it is a native pea species and one of my projects this Spring is to identify as many of the pea … Continue reading Clover Glycine (Glycine latrobeana)

Rambling Around: An Echidna Encounter


I know we have Echidnas on our property, for I often find holes they have dug around ants nests or tasty plant roots.  Usually, it’s easy to tell if an Echidna has dug the hole because of the tell-tale impressions their pointy noses leave at the bottom of the hole.  I’ve come across these fascinating … Continue reading Rambling Around: An Echidna Encounter

Three Young Males: Coming home?


As if in answer to my question ‘What happened to Junior’,  three young male Eastern Grey Kangaroos wandered through the property two nights ago.  Comparing photographs, I think one of them was ‘Junior’ the elder of the two joeys our resident female kangaroo raised here.  While I can’t be 100% sure it’s him, the light … Continue reading Three Young Males: Coming home?

Marsupial Spring


I was so focused on the ducks this morning that I wasn’t even looking for marsupials –  kangaroos or wallabies.  Then something fast-moving and small caught my attention.  The camera was already out and active taking photographs of ducklings, so for once I was prepared for a spontaneous joey run!  Yes, for those who have … Continue reading Marsupial Spring

Duckling Update: There Are Still Eight Ducklings


After the fox sighting, I was worried when I could count only six heads last night, but two ducklings must have been hiding in the grass.  There are still eight of them this morning.  A proud Dad was following his brood as they raced ahead of him.  He seemed content to let the ducklings set … Continue reading Duckling Update: There Are Still Eight Ducklings

Duckling Worries


Last year, the Australian Wood Duck pair first brought their brood of ducklings to our dam on 14 September, so I have been watching and waiting for ducklings since mid-September this year.  Finally, this week they appeared.  We first sighted nine ducklings being led by two parents at dusk about a week ago.  They were on … Continue reading Duckling Worries