Sharing a walk we took earlier today along Forest Drive in the nearby Heathcote-Graytown National Park.  On the way we went past some flowering fruit trees. It took too long for bees to land, and Mr. R. was getting too far ahead, so here is a rare, insect-free, flower image.

pretty blossom
Heathcote-Graytown National Park
the understory is brighter than usual

I noticed dragonflies about and I’d just finished saying to Mr. R. that I never have any success with photographing them when – lo and behold – a pair decided to do their love-making right in front of me! For ages, too.

Wattle with a hint of purple Happy Wanderer

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Wednesday Walk

Forest Drive


A honey bee in wattle blossom. We had a couple of -2C mornings, this last week, but then the afternoon sunshine made for perfect walking conditions.


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Australian native plants, Bees & Bugs



I’m still sharing that lovely sunny week from last month at Rocklands Reservoir. Being a bush setting, there was a a fair bit of flowering wattle. This one was in the caravan park right behind our camper. Only a few bees braved the cold.




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Bees & Bugs

A Bee in the Wattle