The Return of the White-breasted Robin

It has been a cold, gusty, wintry day. But somewhere there during mid-morning I heard a call from the past. I could had sworn it was the 'chip-chip' of a White-breasted Robin which is not entirely impossible as we had one visit the garden quite regularly a number of years ago whilst it was covered … Continue reading The Return of the White-breasted Robin

Makuru – The Winter Wet

To the local Nyoongar people of the area this part of the year is known as Makuru, the Season of Fertility. In such a dry place as Australia this stands to reason. Water falls and allows plants and animals to reproduce and prepare for the coming dry spell that lies beyond the wetter months. The … Continue reading Makuru – The Winter Wet

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 more frequent visits into urban gardens. We've had the Grey Fantails around and the Willy … Continue reading Backyard Birdlife – Perch & Trap

Djeran – Ant Season

According to the Nyoongar Seasons, of which there are six, we are now in Djeran. The winds have dropped the last month or so, particularly in their intensity, with light breezes bringing a welcome freshness to the heat of the days. Scattered amongst this is the occasional rain shower that is replenishing not only the garden, … Continue reading Djeran – Ant Season

Refuge

Ultimately we need to recognise that while humans continue to build urban landscapes, we share these spaces with other species.                                                                       … Continue reading Refuge