Supple Spear-grass (Austrostipa mollis)

Thank you to iNaturalist’s Alan Bedgegood who helped me identify this native grass as Austrostipa mollis, a type of Spear-grass. The app Grasslands: Biodiversity of South-Eastern Australia lists the common name Supple Spear-grass but VicFlora does not list a common name. I am learning that it is necessary to include photographs of grass seeds as … Continue reading Supple Spear-grass (Austrostipa mollis)

Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra)

A new neighbour interested in native grasses, a walk with a good friend through her grassland property, and visits from the Trust For Nature have all combined in the last month or so to spur me to look at our grasses. So, I’m beginning with Kangaroo Grass. While it is not the dominant grass on … Continue reading Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra)

White-Browed Scrubwren

We’ve recently returned to standard time after being on ‘Daylight Saving’ Summer time, so twilight sets in much earlier.  I often go walking twice a day – once in the morning, and once at around 5pm.  Over Summer, this meant that it was too early to spot mammals, and many birds were off feeding.  It … Continue reading White-Browed Scrubwren