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A walk in the bush (part 3 of 3)

Continuing from part 1 and part 2 … Here’s a couple of insects before we return to the plants … Advertisements

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A walk in the bush (part 1 of 3)

Recently I was invited to go with friends Mandy, Amy and Jackie on a bushwalk on the mountain behind where I live. It’s private property, and it’s always good to see such places when you get the chance. We walked … Continue reading

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Bundjalung National Park – bloomin’ lovely

Bundjalung National Park takes its name from the Aboriginal nation whose country this area. It’s coastal heath. We recently explored the northern-most part of the park – see this map. There’s a wild headland (Goanna Headland, an Aboriginal special place) … Continue reading

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The weeds and the wilderness

Once again, I’ve been proofreading the thirdly (is that a word? – not quarterly but three times a year) newsletter of the Big Scrub Rainforest Landcare group. The editor does a great job of pulling together or writing articles on … Continue reading

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The trouble with common names

Whenever I see an advertisement for the Cunjevoi restaurant, I have to stop and think twice. The first impression is not exactly tasty – the cunjevoi (Pyura stolonifera) is a salty, tough animal (a tunicate) that lives in colonies on … Continue reading

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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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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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