Few birds, few insects, but it’s a Winter fungi frenzy
Watching a group of Glossy Black-Cockatoos this week led me to think more about how they feed.
A resident Two-spined Spider has turned her Banksia home into a very busy nursery web.
A new frog for our home list, and a relatively newly-evolved species … a mere 10,000 years plus!
4th - 10th May, 2018
I rediscover the Ogre-faced Netcaster spider and her amazing method of trapping prey
There are few plants flowering at the moment, but Banksia spinulosa is looking quite spectacular. Low light, brilliant flowers, and a beautiful bird - an Autumn afternoon treat.
28th April to 3rd May, 2018
Butterfly eggs aren’t the only target for wasp parasites - Lacewings can suffer the same fate
21st to 28th April, 2018
An ingenious mode of parasitism employed by a tiny wasp - lay your egg inside someone else's egg!
13-20 April, 2018
A brief return to the ongoing challenge of getting to know our native bees.
5th to 12th April, 2018
With few options available at this time of the year, insects looking for a feed of nectar or pollen seek out the tiny flowers of Prickly Broom-heath.
As Winter draws nearer, butterflies & grasshoppers are engaging in a breeding frenzy.
22nd -29th March, 2018
It's a lucky day when we see the Glossies feeding ... but to see them breeding is a rare sight indeed.
Winged ants gather together as they prepare to take flight to found new colonies
I rekindle a love affair...
14th - 22nd Feb, 2017
A chilly morning, and life in the undergrowth is slow to warm up and get moving.
A small Red-bellied Black Snake has been frequenting our frog pond in recent days - preventing some of the tadpoles from becoming frogs