Category: Bushland

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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 have created a page which will provide a quick visual guide to…

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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 it as different from some orangey-yellow fungi that also grow here. At…

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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 been carted off to our place by a predator. Perhaps surprisingly, with…

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Tonight’s Colours

For a few fleeting moments, tonight’s sunset lit up a group of trees in glorious colours.  I always love the colour of the bark when it turns a deep terracotta. You can see where the birds and small mammals clutch the bark to climb up and down.  Also, the trees in the background look almost lime green when their leaves…

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Boxthorn (Exotic) or Bursaria (Native)

The original Post In a corner of our property, an area which has been slightly disturbed by small-scale mining in the 1800’s, I found a waist-high shrub with white flowers and thorns – Bursaria (native) or Boxthorn (Exotic) I wondered.  It turned out to be Boxthorn, an introduced species which has the potential to become a weed.  So, it had…

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Mystery Plant – Help Please!

A couple of weeks ago, I came across a mystery plant which I had not noticed before. As I often do, I took a couple of quick snapshots to take inside to identify the plant.  Once I have identified a plant, I then go out and take more photographs if it is an interesting species.  However, this time I have…

Exotic (Weed): Large Quaking-grass (Briza maxima)

Also known as Blowflies, Blowfly Grass, Briza, Quaking Grass, Shell Grass and Shelly Grass, Large Quaking-grass is an exotic (weed).  I know this thanks to a local person I was fortunate enough to meet a couple of weeks ago.   We walked around the boundary and she shared her knowledge of plants native to this area, including grasses.  It was a wonderful morning and…