life and death in the garden



Potter can hardly be thought of as wildlife, but she is so decorative I cannot resist putting a recent photo of her.



I found this brilliant green caterpillar inside the house. I moved it outside where I imagine it will either become a butterfly or be eaten. The green is good camouflage. I placed it on the grapevine because the colours matched pretty well.



Poor ringtail possum. I think it was the possum which lived in my garden, and which I often saw at night. I don't know how it died. I am very sad about this.



I have saved the best news till last. A blackbird has built a nest on the deck just outside the back door, and is sitting on its eggs. I found it difficult to photograph but you can make out its tail and orange beak, especially if the photo is enlarged.

Comments

  1. Lovely post Catmint.
    When I saw the blackbird I had to remind myself where you live.
    Nice to see how the other side are enjoying their garden as we go into winter.

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  2. I love the bird's nest. We have a pair of finches that are nesting in a nearby tree along with a pair of doves who also nest nearby. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Hi Catmint~~ Sorry about the possum. Your little dog is so cute--the best kind of yard art. Hopefully said caterpillar won't eat the entire grapevine. LOL

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  4. Sometimes when I see an adult bird squashed into a tiny nest I wonder how the chicks manage to fit themselves in. They must have velcro on their feet!

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  5. Hi Catmint, It is fun to think you are featuring caterpillars and nesting birds. We are (early) in preparation for Winter. We are supposed to be raking leaves... ha. Your pup is very cute.

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