Welcome to my March, a bit late I know but I had so many photos to get through it was quite daunting. I did manage to get the photos down a bit but as usual, there’s a bit of scrolling….ok a lot of scrolling but hey! What else do you have to do whilst in #Isolation or as sadly some of my lovely bloggers are, in #Lockdown. I just had to get this done so this post isn’t as cohesive as normal, I hope you won’t be disappointed.
OK my wonderful supportive friends and hopefully a few who haven’t dropped by and had a glimpse into bushboys world. Not as much to blah blah about so settle back with your usual cup of tea or coffee or if reading in the evening, perhaps it’s aperitivo time.
Maybe you would like a bit of music while you have a wander with me
As usual, let’s start in the morning where the welcome rain in the first part of March has led to some wonderful misty mornings.
I did venture to the Gibraltar Ranges to see the results of the huge fires that raged through there late last year. A big surprise was the emergence of the Tree Ferns.
A bit of an adventure to Rocky Creek Dam I found these wonderful woof fungi.
Back at my place, the rain and warm weather produced a few fungi. This little one was happy to pop up and say hello.
At my besties place at the garbage bins I found a frog.
and in her garden the young Green Tree Frogs seemed to appear in the garden.
I am going to do a wrap up of the Red-necked Wallaby and her Joey. Here they were one morning, the little fellow just hanging casual.
Some March mornings were a bit cool. The Noisy Friarbird thought it was cool and fluffed up his “scarf”
I have a bit of bird food left so every now and then I put a some out. “It’s breakfast!!” the King Parrots say as they swoop towards me.
A thoughtful Kookaburra.
The noise that Sulpher-crested Cockatoos make when they fly in unmistakable.
Meanwhile, a White-face Heron was on the lookout for a snack.
The Willie Wagtails have taken over the garden and are quite vocal when I go outside.
“Whose flower is this” the caterpillar asked the bee
It was lovely to see a Blue Tiger Butterfly when on a walk.
A Common Crow Butterfly was just hanging around the verandah for a while one morning.
The proliferation of butterflies is amazing. I was amazed to see a Lrge Grass Yellow at my place. Not a regular visitor.,
Lesser Wanderers are everywhere.
I have been waiting for the Caper White Butterflies to arrive. This is a dark form female on a Pentas flower.
A Male wasn’t far behind.
Caterpillars are always the result of lots of butterflies. This poor rose was a causality in my besties garden.
The Lemon Migrants were the main butterfly last month so it only goes to show that their caterpillars were next to show.
The Common Crow caterpillar is very “Hey back off” looking
So is the hairy caterpillar who wanted to come on our picnic.
You can’t see me…..I am a stick.
The dragonfly was ready to take off.
OK This is a prehistoric insect. A beetle I think.
A common Line Blue Butterfly is so tiny as it sits on a Farmers Friend flower, some may know this weed as Cobblers Peg
It is unusual to find a Line Blue Butterfly with the wings open for a long time. This is the inner wings of the butterfly above.
Meadow Argus have arrived as well.
Back to prehistoric, this time a moth
It was lovely to see a Scarlet Jezebel cruising around the garden. Pentas are wonderful flowers for attracting butterflies and bees.
As opposed to the Large Grass yellow, the Small Grass Yellow again on a Farmers Friend flower. They are the most common butterfly at my place at present.
A Blue-bamded Bee was very bust buzzing around the blue Salvia flowers. He has quite a haul of pollen in his pollen baskets on his rear legs.
OK for those who dislike spider, even Daddy Long Legs, there are a couple of spiders coming up. Get you scroll fingers limbered up but do have a peek through your fingers covering your eyes.
A Daddy Long Legs is having a snack in my kitchen, best natural pest controls.
While outside, a Golden Orb Weaver seemed to just hang in the sky.
The Hibiscus had their best flowering for years. Another Caterpillar though so too.
The Native flowers around my garden and property are amazing. I think this is a Guinea flower with bonus water drops.
A Native Hibiscus waits to unfurl and greet the day.
A lovely Native flower with the unfortunate name of Mitre Weed.
Native Wisteria was sending purple flowers skyward
This is a mouthful. A Leafy Purple Flag Wild Iris flower.
You have seen lots of the red Pentas, here is a lovely pink variety flowering in my garden.
The Leopard Lillies had a good flowering this year too.
A Sarsaparilla flowering was lovely to see again with bonus water drops.
A Native flower with a Bee Fly.
This rose is called Chocolate. Such a wonderful colour.
The sunset is quite pastel so time to get ready to go.
Our wonderful Moon
I hope you enjoyed this quite long wander about bushboys world.
Also linked with Su’s Changing Seasons March 2020