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.