Category Archives: Australia

The Silvereyes have arrived

Recently, I was rather excited to find that one of my Grass Trees or Xanthorrhoea‘s had developed a flower spike. The reason for the excitement was that I had waited some 14 years for this to happen, having nurtured these … Continue reading

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Goanna up a gum tree!

When one thinks of Australian fauna, the animals that come immediately to mind are Koalas, Kangaroos and Wallabies. For those who prefer critters with feathers, there are also many beautiful birds to enjoy. However, an animal which is not generally readily … Continue reading

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Have you ever…. seen a Koala in the wild?

I have travelled through many forests and woodlands in Australia. Some have been extensive ecological treasures, others have been relatively narrow corridors along roadways. With our unique wildlife, it follows that we also have some rather unique roadsigns, within these … Continue reading

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Have you ever…. encountered perfection?

We are being treated to a delightfully mild May this year with only occasional signs that winter is on its way. I was treated to a morning of pure magic last week, as I sat outside in the sun sipping … Continue reading

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Have you ever… looked for squirrel gliders?

Some time ago I posted an article on the big Eucalyptus tree that I have in my garden. I have also done a previous post on an encounter with a squirrel glider. This week’s travel challenge from Ailsa at Where’s … Continue reading

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My 100th post!

It’s difficult to believe, but the statistics show this to be my 100th post! To celebrate this milestone, I thought I would share some photos which I took a week or so ago, when I was travelling out west of … Continue reading

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Have you ever… visited the Hay Plains?

Imagine driving at 110km/hr (68mi/hr) for about 4 hours through a landscape that is split evenly in a straight line across the horizon. Above – incredibly blue sky. Below – saltbush plains. Thousands of hectares of grazing country, unbroken by … Continue reading

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