Tag Archives: nature

Bats

I went for a walk in the Botanic Gardens recently and on the way there saw a colony of flying foxes that have made their home in the park nearby. They are a strange and eerie sight these creatures with … Continue reading

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Connecting with country

Yesterday afternoon I had a special experience, going down to Yundi, a little settlement of sorts down towards Victor Harbor, for a walk and talk in Warki country. It was part of the Nature Festival, which is happening at the … Continue reading

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Shoots (more signs of spring)

In Auburn this weekend, and the vines everywhere – our back yard and throughout the town and district – are shooting. Tender green leaves emerging from seemingly nowhere; old and decrepit root stock (or newer vines for that matter) bursting … Continue reading

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Flowers in the desert

This week’s post features photos taken by Maggie and Laurie (from the Trust) on their recent trip to the north of South Australia. They found this amazing carpet of Sturt’s Desert Pea flowers near Roxby Downs, and sent through the … Continue reading

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Blossom time again

Spring is definitely in the air here – over the past couple of weeks I have noticed trees blossoming everywhere, particularly almond trees, with their beautiful white flowers. We have prunus trees in our street in Auburn but they are … Continue reading

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Sky Week

I have had a little project this week to notice and photograph the sky. Of course, some days I got off the track and it was dark by the time I realised that no pics had been taken, so there … Continue reading

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Frost

It has been a cold week – and away from the moderating effect of the sea especially so. In Auburn the frosts have been fierce and the air crisp and sharp. I took some pictures of the beauty and strangeness … Continue reading

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Dawn

It was Anzac Day today (or yesterday by the time this post gets up), a big day in the family calendar because of dad’s WW2 experiences and the yearly commemorations that have meant marches and dawn services for all of … Continue reading

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“High biscuits”

When my niece was small (she is now 30-odd) and I had her round to my place or played with her at hers, we would do a bit of nature study from time to time – learning plant names. Two … Continue reading

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Celebrating the glorious eucalypt

Two posts this week – I also wanted to mark National Eucalypt Day, 23 March. There are so many beautiful gum trees – some of which have featured here beforeĀ  (and here). Here is a close up of some glorious … Continue reading

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