A PICNIC UNDER THE MISTLETOE

We regularly see mistletoebirds (Dicaeum Hirundinaceum) around the house and around the hills.  They're a flowerpecker with a taste for mistletoes. Mistletoes grow all over the world, not just at Christmas for romantic kissing purposes. Unlike the area north of us, near Lake Burrinjuck, however, our eucalypts have few mistletoes.  I'm not sure why.  Maybe they're... Continue Reading →

WHY DID THE SNAKE CROSS THE ROAD?

  The most common way I see snakes around here is on the road. Sometimes alive. Sometimes dead, if they've been unlucky enough to meet with a car. On the cool, windy- but-sunny days we've been having lately, I've seen them quite frequently, probably because they're too slow to be gone before I get there.  They probably... Continue Reading →

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