Monthly Archives: December 2010

They’re breeding!

Cath found this Santa lurking in the bush in Ashby – a mate for the one in Nunderi?

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A mouthful and a half

The sun is on its way down, and a baby magpie that has been harassing its parents for food for the last few days with constant squawking has finally hit the jackpot – one of the parents just presented it … Continue reading

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A mother’s love

It’s been warm and wet, a bit earlier than usual for summer. So the ‘buzzies’ (paper wasps, mud wasps and others) have been very active – sometimes we have to close the back glass doors because a dozen or so … Continue reading

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Tree shrine

At Hastings Point yesterday, we investigated the rock platform. It’s a bleak environment for plants and animals – the rocks are mostly bare so there must be extremes of temperature, salinity and water availability. However, there are possibilities for snorkelling, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Here’s a Christmas tree with a difference, spotted at Nunderi yesterday.

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The end, my friend

Paul’s photos show the beginning of life for the adult cicada – below is the end for some.

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A bush tucker plant

At the Uki market yesterday, I bought some native seedlings – I have 20 acres, so plenty of room, although 10 acres or so is dry sclerophyll eucalptus with subtropical gullies (the result of land clearing, then banana farming, then … Continue reading

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