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

Contrasts

The Friday Friendly: Contrasts
and with Debbie at Travel with Intent: Contrast

Some flowers and birds in contrast

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bromiliad flower_cigarette_named_binna burra_june 2017

 

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Who spotted the bee and the spider?

Friendly Friday Photo challenge

Look up

The Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Up

When at an air show you are always looking up

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Sometimes there is smoke
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Sometimes there is clever smoke
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You get to see the under sides of planes
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You get to see some aircraft that you wouldn’t feel safe in
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Just this week there have been some devastating bushfires around the valley. The assistance of the Air Crane to drop so much water onto the fires is invaluable. My besties place is near the airport where the air support crews take off and land. Thankfully the fires are not near my place.
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Pink

It wouldThe Photo a Week Challenge from Nancy: Pink

I know someone who would love this challenge. I think I may have a bit of pink in here somewhere………….let me see

Something to listen to while you scroll about my photos

It wouldn’t be a Pink Post without some Pink Floyd……….yes I wish you were here ❤
“We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl”

The absurdity of a pink flamingo swimming toy
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The loveliness of a pink Roserose_pink_named_orange_feb 2015
The wonderful pink house in Burano, Italy180918_blog challenge_pink square_burano_house
The many pink flowers of a Pentaspentas_pink_named_binna burra_august 2015
The soft fluffiness of a Lilli Pilli flower (including bonus bee)bee_pink-lilli-pilli_named_home_dec-2016

The characters that are Pink Galahs and what they bring to my day
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The unexpected find of a pink fungi in my garden
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The wonderful and varied pink hues in a flower
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Another pink fungi growing on a log
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One of the beautiful pink flowers from one of my Begonias
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It’s a Pink-eared Duck
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A lovely pink Echinacea flower180916_blog challenge_pink square_ecanacia_flower

A Bee enjoying a snack on a pink flower
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A pink Australian Native Flower, a Grass Trigger Plant, growing on my place
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The Bee and the Grass Flower

This is Mid-week Monochrome – MWM – 13 – Dining

I opened my photo folder, clicked on a date, clicked on a photo and this is what came up for Mid-week Monochrome – Dining.

Everyone dines in their own special way.

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Junk

The word prompt from The Weekly Prompts: Junk

Once proud
travelling the streets.
Stopping when
the bell pinged
or a wave
from an arm.
Motoring along
filled
with laughter
chatting
silence.
Now it’s silence
occasionally
bird song
or a rustle
from an animal
passing by.
Discarded
Thrown aside
Once proud
now junk

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