Here’s Looking at You

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When we were walking through Bold Park in Perth a few days back, we spotted this family of Tawny Frogmouths sitting in a dead tree. Or maybe it’s more accurate to say that they spotted us. These strange looking birds are described as being “common” in bird books, but we don’t see them all that often. They aren’t owls, but are nocturnal and have large owl-like eyes.

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Down to the Woods Today 3

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We also go for plenty of walks through bushland here in Perth. One of our favourites is Bold Park, which has a variety of walking trails and lots of wildflowers in late winter and early spring. Amazingly, the park is only about 10km from the city centre, which is occasionally visible from the walking trails.

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Down to the Woods Today

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During our holiday in Paris last month, we went for a walk in the woods every couple of days. It was mid autumn and the leaves were falling to create a soft, yellow carpet.

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There are plenty of woods in Paris. This one is Bois de Boulogne, which has lots of walking trails. It looks and feels like you are way out in the countryside. But it is actually just two Metro stops from the Arc de Triomphe, and you occasionally have a glimpse of the Eiffel tower in between the trees.

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