Monthly Archives: December 2010

Beach wanderings

At Flat Rock, the beach was very clean – smooth sand and little debris of any kind, whether plastic, seaweed or shells. The low tide was the lowest it had been for a while, so the correspondingly high high tide … Continue reading

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Bloomin’ dancin’ orchids

While it’s not exactly the Amazon here, orchids love the summer rain and humidity. My ‘dancing lady’ orchids are flowering – one long flower spike with oodles of exquisite yellow and brown flowers. They were kindly given to me by … Continue reading

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Elephant snail

Here is a photo of a live elephant snail on my hand at Flat Rock, Ballina. See the Sea Slug Forum for more information on this beastie, and for a better view of the internal shell see Sea Shells of … Continue reading

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Emerging cicada

Paul Stevens writes. Out past Wisemans Ferry last week I had the privilege of observing a cicada emerging from its shell, happened from about 11.30 am to 1.30 pm. I had heard it most usually happened at night. Was struck … Continue reading

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