In My Garden

The Ragtag Daily Prompt for Tuesday: Garden

Have a quick wander about my garden.

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Blue-banded Bees like dropping in
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When the pink Crocus flowers the Stingless Native Bees all come around
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One of the wheelbarrow gardens with Hippeastrums
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The Frangipanni flowers scent fills the air
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The Bromiliads flower too
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One of my favourite flowers – Cats Whiskers
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The Dietis look great buit trhey are taking over in places in the garden
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One of the many Hibiscus flowers
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The Agapanthus put on a show around the garden borders
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The garden is a place to relax
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Even Long-necked Tortoise stroll through heading to the dam
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Every now and then when working in the garden, I surprise a frog. The Broad-palmed Frog took a while to wake before hopping off
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Lots of Bottlebrush flowersbottlebrush flower_red_named_home_nov 2017

The Pelagoniums add colour
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There is always help in the garden
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So many Grevilleas too
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The Native Wisteria winds its way among the foliage
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Always wear gloves and shoes as you never know who you might disturb. The Mouse Spider was rather fiesty
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The Bullants let you know if you are getting too close to their nest
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Every now and then another variety of fungus appears
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The garden is a lovely place to raise a family
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The fruit trees look wonderful in Spring
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and of course the garden is home to lots and lots of birds from the smallest Honeyeater, the Scarlet Honeyeater
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to the larger birds like the Satin Bowerbirds
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A Day in My Winter

The word prompt from Bren for the Photo for the Week – 28: Winter

My Winter is spent a lot of the time cutting Firewood. Quite often, when the chainsaw starts, a Pied Butcher Bird or two arrive to investigate the scene.
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The disturbance of logs once cut and sometimes the bark removed entices the birds in the hope of having a snack or two
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Then it’s one final glance as I start “Old Smokey” and head for home
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Job done for a while
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Koala Spotting

I have compiled a series of photos to help you find a Koala in the wild in Australia. This is not a definitive guide but it may assist you in seeing a Koala in the bush.

Trying to find a Koala who is in a tree during the day is difficult as they spend most of the time sleeping and doing very little, around nineteen hours a day.  Years ago I wrote about Koalas. Here is the bushboy Fact File

Step one.
Find a tree where Koalas are likely to be. There is a list of Eucalypts which Koalas eat the leaves, around 200 to 500 leaves a day.
Good we found a tree a Eucalyptus tereticornis or Forest Red Gum


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Step two.
OK It looks like you are having hard time spotting the Koala. Look for a fork in a tree as it’s a great place to sit and have a nap. Here is a closer view.koala_spotting2

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Step three.
I’ll make it a bit easier with a closer photo. Can you see him yet?koala_spotting3

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Step four.
Well spotted. Yes here he is.koala_spotting4

 

Sometimes hiding behind the leaves makes it difficult to see a Koala.koala_spotting5

 

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I hope you enjoyed a brief lesson on how to spot a Koala in a gum tree