News and Other Stuff

Underneath the Brigalows

It’s pleasant to stroll in the dappled shade among the Brigalow (Acacia harpophylla) trees on my property.  In some areas, the trees have created a thick layer of leaf mulch which seems to have inhibited the growth of understorey species.  There are, however, two interesting plants that appear in spots, and that go hand-in-hand withContinue reading

Beak Hour

When we first moved to Lefthand Branch, I set up a small sandstone bird bath near the backyard fence where it could be seen from the lounge room windows.  A few days later, a local magpie attempted to have a wash in it, but was struggling to move in the small bowl. Realising that somethingContinue reading