Archive for ‘May, 2013’

Dwarfed by Giants!

Last week we went to Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenong Ranges National Park.  The forest is of Mountain Ash and tree ferns.  The Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans)  is the tallest of all flowering plants, growing to 70 to 114 metres (16-49 ft) high and live on average for 400 years.  It was a humbling experience walking amongst these living giants.

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Frost Feathers

Yesterday morning there was a hard frost – yes, winter is on the way!  These formations were on the windows and bonnet of some old cars. It was interesting watching the light – some images were taken just before sunrise and then completely changed as the sun came up illuminating different textures.

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Not a dull Gull!

A trip to the beach wouldn’t be complete without the obligatory Sea Gull.  I find them very attractive birds and enjoyed a few minutes watching this one looking for food.

Sea gull

Larus novaehollandiae or just plain Sea Gull!

Raptor Domain

We went to visit Raptor Domain which is on the South Coast of Kangaroo Island.  They have a fantastic interactive show where audience members get to hold and pet some of the smaller birds.


Jedda the Wedge-tailed Eagle


Black-breasted Buzzard. They use stones to crack Emu eggs to make them easier to open.


Laughing Kookaburra


Casper the Barn Owl


Southern Boobook Owl


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