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Flora & Fauna: Arctic Starry Night

Hello crafty friends! I want to share with you my Christmas cards today with so adorable Flora & Fauna Arctic Starry Night stamp set –┬áit really caught my eye! 167 kata lagi


Wildflowers in Season 2

Other wildflowers that we saw in bloom in the bushland of Kings Park recently included Star of Bethlehem (above) and Grey Cottonheads (below).

The grasstrees (below, centre) will also come into bloom soon, though their long spear-like flower head is still covered in unopened buds, rather than flowers.


Wildflowers in Season

We went for a walk through Kings Park recently – not in the ever popular botanical gardens, but along the quiet, sandy bushland trails. Along the way we saw plenty of wildflowers. 39 kata lagi


Encouraging wildlife in our courtyard garden - opening a bee hotel!

More properly, I should say a bug hotel, with an annexe for bees. As we’ve expanded our range of garden plants this year, we’ve been visited by more bees. 615 kata lagi


With the Fairies

As well as waterbirds, there are some native wildflowers growing around Herdsman Lake – including this patch of Pink Fairy Orchids.

And occasionally you might see a venomous Tiger Snake enjoying the sunshine on the grass beside the lake.


Herdsman Birdsman 2

As well as yesterday’s Black Swan cygnets, you may also spot a few Nankeen Night Herons at Herdsman Lake – even in the daytime. These herons have a distinctive appearance, but their immature offspring (below) look quite different. 24 kata lagi


Herdsman Birdsman

We have recently been for several walks around Herdsman Lake, just 7km from Perth CBD (visible on the horizon in these photos).

There are plenty of waterbirds at the lake at present, both common birds like ibises (above) and more unusual/colourful birds like the male… 6 kata lagi