Turtle Eggs

We have had more turtle adventures. This afternoon in amongst birthday festivities we had two approach our house from the park. We were alerted to the first turtle by a vehicle stopping outside our house to make sure it crossed the road safely. At this point there was already a turtle up by our bins. … Continue reading Turtle Eggs

A Turtle in Our Backyard!

  I took a call at the office today from Mrs PP. She had a 'problem'. The Little Fellas had got home from school and discovered a turtle in our backyard area. I posted about the turtles nesting this time of the year recently - here. It is possible that the turtle had wandered up … Continue reading A Turtle in Our Backyard!

High in the Skies . . .

This is an image of the Little Eagle being mobbed by an Australian Raven recently, about midday. There were also magpies involved and it was quite a scene given that it is the height of breeding season for many birds and most of them already have young and are trying to ensure a little security. … Continue reading High in the Skies . . .

Frog Pools in the Garden

Recently we shifted our small bowls and pool bowls into the vegetable garden to encourage the local frog population into the garden itself. We visited the local pond to collect some gambusia or Mosquito fish. These are an introduced species which we regularly catch to put into our small pools so that any mosquito larvae … Continue reading Frog Pools in the Garden

Turtles on the Move

Today we witnessed the mini-migration of the endemic turtles to our area, the Southwestern Snake-necked Turtle. It's interesting how names change for birds and animals. I grew up knowing it as the Long-necked Tortoise. I was up early to sow seeds into the new beds. It had been raining lightly throughout the night by the … Continue reading Turtles on the Move