about this blog
This blog tracks the ongoing changes of my garden, and the wildlife I try to attract to it. It's a nature blog. It contains my thoughts and musings about anything and everything to do with nature - gardening, book reviews, philosophy, travel, science, history, art, design, politics. Catmint is my signature plant because it has all the qualities I value in a plant: resilience, beauty and the capacity to spread prolifically . Unfortunately it's not indigenous. If I was starting again I'd probably choose an indigenous plant.
Forensic pathologists conduct autopsies to determine the cause of death. I'm no forensic pathologist. I'm also not a zoologis...
It was a cold, wet winter and the garden's flourishing. Here are a few of the plants growing, individually and in groups to form...
This is the photo of my garden in the current guide to Australia's open gardens. It was taken last October. The foreground f...
A recent post was about my success in rehousing a possum couple. The nest stayed empty so it seemed that the possums had settled in their...
There are Australian Magpies that make themselves at home in the garden. BUT WHERE ARE THE MICROBATS? I'm not sure what ...
You don’t have to go to the countryside to get a nature fix. Wherever I go I look for plants and animals. Just like rural spaces...
When my mother was 100 I created a post for her using 100 garden and nature photos. That was nearly three years ago. She didn't...
Today is my mother's 100th birthday. My mother never understood my garden, thought it was weird, dirty and untidy. Couldn'...
I've spotted a few different types of fungi growing in the garden. Yay! That shows biodiversity is increasing in the little ecosystem ...
The Australian government website Weed Identification and Information makes it easy to identify weeds. On this Most Unwanted list I found ...
SOME OF MY FAVOURITE BLOGS
- Atlas of Living Australia
- Australian Marine Conservation Society
- Australian Plants Society Victoria
- Avaaz - The World in Action
- BirdLife Australia
- Bush Heritage Australia
- Eco Voice: Voice of the earth
- Encyclopedia of Life
- Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
- Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association
- Landshare Australia
- Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
- Seedsavers: Preserving the genetic basis of tomorrow's food
- Stop Factory Farming of our Pets
- Sustainable Gardening Australia
- The Nature Conservancy Australia