When we were living in Perth our inner city neighbourhood was littered with old tuart trees, bush parks and native vegetation on council owned land. Leaves on the ground and worms in the soil. The benefit to living in an area where the natural landscape hadn’t been entirely flattened for pleasantville suburbs of designer gardens became clear …Read more »
Last weekend after spending a couple of hours at Kaarakin’s Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre I was curious to find out if there were any hiking trails close by. Following a quick Google search I recognised three local bloggers I follow and having read Life of Py, Metrotrekker and The Long Way’s …Read more »
On an unusually wintry spring morning we travelled to Martin for the tour day weekend held at Kaarakin, a West Australian Black Cockatoo conservation centre.
If you’ve followed my instagram account you may have noticed a couple of photos of a largish black bird. This is because a flock of Forest Red tailed Black-Cockatoos have taken a keen …Read more »
While sunny Perth has it’s fair share of green open park land, reticulated and perfectly groomed lawns and deciduous trees I often think the native Australian flora offers an interactive and pleasurable experience. Let me show you why that is.
Located in Daglish is a very small strip of forest that has fortunately been spared from the surrounding development. This …Read more »
With a few nights up our sleeve we travelled down to Nannup to mountain bike a few of the local trails before the long weekend. Nannup is located in Western Australia’s south west along Vasse Highway, in between Bridgetown and Margaret River. The Blackwood River and a few creek systems pass through the town making …Read more »
Over the weekend we discovered a disorientated baby bird in the backyard. The parent’s fervent attempts to coax the tiny fledgling to fly up to the nearest tree branch was failing miserably and the sun fast fading. We looked on for a while not wanting to interfere and risk the parents abandoning the baby altogether.
Eventually …Read more »
Completing a small section of the Munda Biddi last year, Donnelly River Village became our start and finish, where we spent a night in between preparing and recovering from the bike journey. You can catch those posts here and here. We had such an awesome break in the old …Read more »
Venturing into D’Entrecasteaux National Park we were rewarded with some incredible rugged coastlines and patches of karri forest. It was wonderful to see first-hand the forest recovery from a fire that tore through the area over a year ago, destroying much in its path. Well, that said, not all is lost, green vegetation has sprung from …Read more »
Well a little off the coffee and food trail, The Aussie Backyard Bird Count starts 19 October and runs to 25 October across Australia. Spring is the best time to do a little spotting in your local neighbourhood and incredibly 852,318 birds were spotted last year.
Australia has an amazing bird life, sometimes we forget and …Read more »
I wrote about our travels to the old mill town of Donnelly River Village and here are a couple of pictures to enjoy. I finally had the chance to go through and process them!