Monthly Archives: May 2018

Backyard Birdlife – Perch & Trap

Autumn. From previous years observations I have noticed that there is a tendency for the Flycatchers to be on the move and more active in places where perhaps they are not at other times of the year. This usually means … Continue reading

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I’m Lichen this for the Mulch

While I was mulching the Coral Tree twigs and leaves and being very careful not to touch the thorns, I was amazed at the lichen growing along the wood. Most of the woody parts of the tree limbs was covered … Continue reading

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Vistas – Stirling Range

The picture above was taken in June 2017 from our previous house. I remember the orange glow of the chilly mornings and the long run of amazing colours for weeks on end. This year, on really crisp, chilly mornings when … Continue reading

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The Red Gum & The Red Wattlebird

The outside of the red gum at this time of year is a profusion of blossoms. It vibrates with the sound of bees and flies and is cluttered with the squawks of Red Wattlebirds and the whistles of New Holland … Continue reading

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The Highly Productive, Professionally Engineered Leaf Trap

Our Professionally Engineered Leaf Trap has risen to higher levels of productivity with the recent winds. Days of high winds have started stripping the local park trees of their precious cover of leaves. These in turn have been deposited into … Continue reading

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The Rain, the Muse & the Start of Winter

I have been dreaming of compost. I’m not sure why. After the recent winds came the rain. Slowly. But it really hit this afternoon and then settled in. I heard the tank pump working this morning and I’m sure it … Continue reading

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Cleaning Air

I’ve been interested in cleaning the air in our house for some time. Years in fact. During the renovation I was particularly concerned with the possibilities of off-gassing from the building materials. Where possible we tried to reduce or eliminate … Continue reading

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