Tag » Flora & Fauna

Head for the Hills 6

As you would expect, we saw plenty of spectacular spring wildflowers growing beside the Statham’s Quarry Walk in the Perth Hills – including Pincushion Coneflowers (above) and Three-stamened Fringed Lilies. 9 kata lagi


Swanning Around

We also spotted his family of Black Swans at Lake Claremont, another lake in Perth’s western suburbs. And a Blue-billed Duck as well. Spring is a great time for a bit of bird watching.


Out for a Duck

As well as the ducks at Manning Park, which were featured in two recent blog entries, we also noticed this family of Australian Wood Ducks at… 22 kata lagi


Going to Seed

We went to Kings Park to see the outdoor exhibition “Future Keepers” a few days back. It shows the amazingly detailed structures of many seeds and runs through to 30 September. 38 kata lagi


Untimely flowering of Rhododendron thomsonii

Flowering and dormancy in plants is triggered by many factors. Most of the Rhododendrons bloom in the spring or in the early summer. Recently, I stumbled upon this small Rhododendron thomsonii flowering in autumn which is not in its normal flowering time. 181 kata lagi

Flora & Fauna

Calling a Spade a Spade

We also spotted this striking duck during our recent visit to Manning Park. It is an Australasian Shoveler – presumably named after its spade shaped bill. 14 kata lagi


Off a Duck's Back

While we were at Manning Park, south of Fremantle recently, we noticed this family of Wood Ducks feeding on the grass. Daddy duck kept a watchful eye on us. 32 kata lagi