about this blog

I started this blog in 2008. It started mainly as a way of tracking the evolution of my dry garden, and that led to an interest in photography and in the creatures that live in the garden. It's still about the garden and wildlife, but now my passion is thinking about how we humans can learn to co-exist with wild animals and plants, especially in urban areas.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

let possums feast

The bananas were over-ripe. I don't do banana cake. But no need to waste them. Out they went into the compost. I didn't see what happened overnight, but pictured are the remains of what seems like a new years eve possum branch party.

A couple of weeks ago I made a large and varied fruit salad. The leftover peelings went to the compost heap. The next morning the possums' leftovers were scattered on the ground and on the shelf above the compost. I can only imagine what a pleasant and satisfying night they had.


  1. Possums love the compost heap. Especially when they can get goodies like overripe Bananas. I have one that lives in a huge Stag horn, it has made a cosy nest in there.

  2. Mine lives in a hedge which I would like to trim back, but won't because I don't want to disturb it. They are so cute, but for many gardeners round here are public enemy no. 1.


Popular Posts