Posts in the Category: Wildlife & Wildflowers

Magpies in the Backyard

Posted in - Wildlife & Wildflowers on February 1st 2017 0 Comments Magpie-fledgling

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 …

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Exploring the trails in Ellis Brook Valley

Posted in - Day trips from Perth & Hiking & Walking & Wildlife & Wildflowers on October 28th 2016 2 Comments Old-Barrington-Quarry

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 …

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The Black Cockatoos unique to Western Australia

Posted in - Day trips from Perth & Munda Biddi & Perth Hills & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on October 20th 2016 0 Comments Male-red-tail wa

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 …

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Short forest Walk in Daglish – Honeyeaters and Eucalyptus

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Hiking & Walking & Perth, Australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on October 7th 2016 0 Comments Banksia

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 …

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Camping and Cycling in Nannup

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Camping & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & South West & Travelling Me & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on September 25th 2016 2 Comments Camping-Nannup

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 …

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My Backyard: Red Wattle Bird

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Healthy life & Perth, Australia & Travelling Me & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on September 8th 2016 0 Comments Red-Wattle-Honey-Eater-Perth

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 …

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Come and find me…at Donnelly River Holiday Village

Posted in - Featured & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & South West & Travelling Me & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on June 2nd 2016 1 Comments kangaroo-local-wildlife

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 …

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D’Entrecasteaux National Park and camping salsa nachos

Posted in - Camping & kitchen @ Home & Recipes & Southern forests & Travelling Me & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on May 22nd 2016 0 Comments Sand dunes

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 …

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Aussie Bird Count 2015

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Perth, Australia & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on October 13th 2015 0 Comments Splendid-wren

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 …

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