Reflecting on Ducks and Dam Levels


The late afternoon sun produced beautiful reflections on the surface of the dam, today.  A group of six Australian Wood Ducks were enjoying the water with one duck of a different species.  It looks like a Pacific Black Duck, but the neck is paler than I recall from previous visitors. It is possible it may … Continue reading Reflecting on Ducks and Dam Levels

Playing Detective: Rainfall, Kangaroos, and the Lack of Native Flowers


Being new to this area, I don’t have a history of seasonal changes. What’s normal for these parts?  I simply don’t know.   When we arrived here in August 2012, the land abounded with native flowers, including ten species of native orchid flowering at one time.  This continued in early and  mid Spring, then as the … Continue reading Playing Detective: Rainfall, Kangaroos, and the Lack of Native Flowers