I did some weeding while at my parents recently. I weeded a patch that is a lot damper than the other areas of the garden and was able to find different bugs to what I normally saw.
Last week, we went to the property. I had last visited almost 6 months prior and the changes were so profound. I know it had been a warm summer but it is looking less and less like the bush block I remember.
The whole area seemed to be full of dead grass, which is a stark contrast to what it was like the previous October.… Read the rest
We are at the time of year where the bush block gets really interesting. I noticed more spider webs around so paid particular attention to the leaves on the trees.… Read the rest
Recently, my parents bush block was in a bushfire. It burned everything. The old cars we used to bush bash. The shed we slept in. Everything. You can see the first set of images here.
Interestingly, though, there are still signs of life at the property. Especially ants. Sethy was trying to catch yabbies near the dam and I spent the whole time just photographing the ants.… Read the rest
You may be saying “two posts about bugs in one day? I thought this was a birdwatching blog.”
It still is. And, birding posts will return. Glenn pushed us over the download limit for the month and our internet has been shaped until tomorrow. This means I can’t edit the remaining photos, as I use aviary on Flickr.… Read the rest