Nature - close to home!
This online community is interested in sharing experiences, information and connecting Wildlifers with an interest in their own backyard.
This bird was seen in our garden yesterday. Does anyone recognise the colouration? It is flying with a flock of lorikeets and we last saw it a few weeks ago, but I cannot find any bird resembling this one in my bird book. Continue
Recently came across this AG article and thought there may be many Backyard Wildlife members who may be interested in adding to the collective knowledge of what species we find in our own backyards. To this end recently launched is…Continue
An article by Dr Euan Ritchie an ecologist at Deakin University in Melbourne. Published online today by Australian Geographic."PERHAPS SOCIETY'S BIGGEST CHALLENGE, and arguably our largest failure, is the continuing loss of species from Earth.The…Continue
On Friday morning, rode past a small flock of predominantly white cockatoo-like birds in the South Parklands - feeding in open space on the ground near gum trees. They had distinctive markings around the eye and upper chest. Neither of us had seen…Continue
This morning while tidying up a stack of timber in the bush, I spotted a small reptile, estimated to be between 8 and 9 cm long.It looked more like the Marbled Gecko than anything else I have seen, perhaps less "plump", but the markings were quite…Continue
I'm wondering if other backyard wildlifers leave water out for possums in hot weather? I'm trying to figure out how to do this with only a paling fence to rest it on. What other solutions are there so the local cats don't attack the ringtails?Continue
The Eastern Rosellas have returned to a nesting box we placed above the staghorn fern they nested in last year. They had babies which fledged before Christmas, but when I tried to clean out the box I found more eggs and an angry Rosella so left them alone. Now there are new baby birds. Can Rosellas have two hatchings in one season or has another pair taken over the nesting box. It seems very late in the season and the forecast temperature today is 44 degrees. I hope they survive!
For the second time in the past six months I have spotted a lone Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis) near my home in a western coastal suburb of Adelaide. Both occasions I haven't had a camera, but this time I got to observe it for quite a while as it was perched on a parked car side mirror and was being harassed by a Noisy Miner. Reported as not usually seen in Adelaide (…Continue
This is not so much a blog, but a request for information.
Does anyone have any knowledge of the impact of the new tree legislation in Adelaide.
But a local resident has approached me. He has a grand old river redgum in his back garden, and appreciates the environmental heritage he is part of.
However, his local neighbors don't have the same appreciation, and one in particular has previously had parts of the tree removed, claiming they were a threat…Continue
Recently attended a RiAus Fun with Fungi event at the Adelaide Farmers Market. It was fascinating, from identification,\ to specimens, interesting fungal facts to cooking demonstrations. Well worth attending!
While I was there I had a number of the fungal photos taken earlier in the month identified, yet many others, because of the lack of definitive characters (not shown in the photo) remain unidentified. Will try and update the names in the next few days.
Picked up a great…Continue