Category Archives: Fauna

Here be wombats!

Watch out Ellie! You don’t want to go in there… In my final post for last year,  I wrote of the return of wombats to our land after many decades absence. Here is fresh evidence – a new wombat hole! … Continue reading

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Swimming in Milk

This morning I found this lovely green frog swimming in one of the poddy calf feeders. I was just about to put the teat in Paddy’s mouth when I saw a dark shape moving around inside the bottle. I took … Continue reading

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Jacky dragon

I hear her more often than I see her. This pretty little Jacky dragon who lives in the garden at the side of my house, near my clothes line. When I go to hang out the washing she usually dives … Continue reading

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Good things to end the year

Despite carrying my camera with me all the time, I have some stories for which I have no images. So I thought I’d end the year with a few of the recent ones that have made my heart full and … Continue reading

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Caterpillars on milkweeds

Are they not gorgeous? The caterpillar sheds his skin to find a butterfly within Caterpillar sheds his skin to find a butterfly within They are Monarch Butterflies-to-be. Also known in Australia as Wanderer Butterflies, they were first recorded in Sydney … Continue reading

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Old friends at sunset

Late one afternoon a couple of weeks ago, I went to visit some old friends on my neighbour’s place. These three donkeys move all over the property. I hadn’t seen them for many months but here they were back in … Continue reading

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Welcome baby Welcome Swallows

Here is this year’s gang of four baby swallows, barely able to fit in their nest because they’ve grown so big. They fill me with pure and concentrated happiness. Every year a pair of Welcome Swallows raises a family in … Continue reading

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