Stop, Kookaburra, leave some there for me.
The maniacal laughter of the kookaburra is something I never put much thought into. I remember how frequently it woke me up at my family home, the raucous sound signalling the start of my day.
Discovering the World I've Always Lived In
I soon found myself stopping the car and crouching in the ditch to photograph some plant I had probably happily ignored for my whole life.
Is your head in the clouds?
‘Nephology’ is the study of clouds but you don’t have to be a scientist to have an interest in clouds.
Rise And Shine
The horizon appears as a thin line, the water sparkles, the clouds glow, the golden ball emerges.
How many native bees fit into six car parking spaces?
I began watching the bees closely last year in lockdown. The tiny, faintly metallic Sweat Bees are most common, and they appear first in Spring.
After a very steep and winding track, we find ourselves in a valley of sorts, where the air is damp and cooling and the trees create a sky high canopy.
Tree of Snails
I saw the most wildlife on this walk, including some squirrels (both on trees and on the ground), some spiders on the trees, a few robins flying around, and I saw a small, dead tree full of snails.
A Red Sun
In the future, I wish to be an even more responsive and helpful member of the community as I believe coming together is the only way to get through hardship.