Pentas flowers bring lots into the garden

Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Abundance

I love how Pentas flowers always attract insects to the garden and sometimes the occasional small honeyeaters will stop for a snack.

Blue-banded Bees always seem to be buzzing about

Hornets get a bit of sustenance as well

The wonderfully named Teddy Bear Bee pops in from time to time

At the moment there are a lot of Lemon Migrant Butterflies in the garden

Always have the many varieties of Line-Blue Butterflies around

Most years Caper White Butterflies stop in on their migration

Australian Painted Lady Butterflies look striking on the Pentas flowers

One of my favourite butterflies, Blue Triangles are always welcome

Scarlet Jezebels love the sweet flavour

Orchard Swallowtails are the largest butterflies in the garden. Their wings are always moving to keep balance

I don’t have many visitors to the pink Pentas flowers. A couple of days ago I noticed one of the bushes moving and saw a Fuscous Honeyeater feeding

Eastern Spinebills like to drop in often

Also for Cee’s FOTD

Follow Mum

The other day when I was walking about town waiting for my car to be repaired, I decided to walk over to a small wetland which is really a storm water retention pond. As I neared the pond a couple of Ibis flew from where they were standing and onto a nearby fence. This caused a black feral cat to bolt from the edge of the pond, where it was hiding in the long grass, to a small gap under the nearby hockey club house.

It was then I saw the Wood Ducks. Wood Ducks are everywhere in Australia and have adapted to European colonisation with more water sources like this storm water pond. They are dabbler ducks meaning they feed or dip on the surface and don’t dive like other ducks.

This couple of Wood Ducks had some company.

“OK everyone, stay together”

“Dad is going that way so everyone follow Mum”

“Just stay together…..that means you too Carl”

“Quickly….everyone paddle and get closer to Mum”

“That’s a great bit of grouping…….keep paddling”

“OK, we’re going over this way now….everyone get ready to turn”

After my last effort with showing a bit of wildlife, perhaps I should add this one to Sunday Still: It’s a #Wild(life) World too which isn’t a scary is it?

In the wilds of Durranbah

Terri’s Sunday Stills: It’s a #Wild(life) World

I have been flicking through the other wild creatures from around the world and I find that mine aren’t as fearsome…well maybe some are for you….but they are wild.

Yes my folk who know what to expect get that scrolling finger at the ready.

But first a bit of false security, a few butterflies

Orchard Swallowtail, Blue Triangle, Scarlet Jezebel, Black Jezebel

Echidna digging in when he heard me coming

Brown Antechinus released from a trap in the house and relocated to the bush where it should be living, not my pantry.

A surprised Brush-tailed Possum who was sleeping in the shed

A White-faced Heron that landed in a tree next to the house

A small Bandy-bandy on a log. I just love the name that’s why it’s been included

Always look out for Red-bellied Black Snakes in the wood pile

Red-bellied Black Snake

A Copper-headed Skink looks suspiciously at me

A Goanna patrolling the garden

Carpet Snakes like to sleep on the verandah rafters where it’s warm

If you stop in the bush, always look down just in case you are standing near some Bullants

Thanks for getting through the wildlife of Durranbah. Here is your reward, a Red-necked Wallaby and her Joey

*Durranbah is the name of my property