Our own “natural” rotary hoe

We were surprised to find one of our garden beds had been turned over as if it had been hoed. On further inspection of the garden we discovered some small holes, a little like the spider holes we sometimes find in the garden.  The holes are formed when the echidna pokes its snout into the…

An abundance of blooms

We are so fortunate at the moment to have some amazing blooms in the garden. Our hibiscus, proteas and leucadendrons are flowering profusely. We have one large protea bush in the garden and that is where the bulk of the blooms come from. We have, over the years, planted other proteas and they are now…

Nature in the garden

This incredible insect was resting on one of our outdoor chairs.I looks just like a eucalyptus leaf. My husband did a bit of research in the internet and discovered that it is a childrens stick insect. Its scientific name is Tropidoderus childrenii.  There are some beautiful photos on the internet.  

Things happening around the village school.

One of the walking routes I have is through the Metung bushland which is behind the village school. There has been a bit of activity there even though the school has been closed during the restrictions. The first thing I noticed was the nature strip had been stripped of much of the overgrown and straggly…

A beautiful find in the garden

I was out in the front garden this afternoon when I spied something on one of the rose bushes.  I initially thought someone had somehow attached a brooch to the rose bush but on closer inspection I discovered it was a beautiful moth. When I looked closely at the moth I commented to my husband…