Drooping Mistletoe (Amyema pendula)


For many years I have wanted to have a red flowering eucalypt, so when I spotted what appeared to be red flowers on the ground, I got excited – only to work out that I have a red flowering Mistletoe.  The Mistletoe is a parasitic plant which attaches to eucalypts and sometimes acacia trees.  The … Continue reading Drooping Mistletoe (Amyema pendula)

Spotted Jezebel (Delias aganippe)


The four days of intense heat have played havoc with the butterfly population.  We saw many around the perimeter of the house, seeking a cooler spot.  Some of them perished in the process. When I took the first of these two photographs, this Spotted Jezebel butterfly was alive.  Unfortunately, we found it dead the next day. … Continue reading Spotted Jezebel (Delias aganippe)