During our recent visit to Albany, we also went to the rather aptly named Stony Hill in Torndirrup National Park. Did the short and fairly easy 500m loop walk. Great views, though looking rather grim on a cloudy day.
Plenty of interesting wildflowers, including Bull Banksia (above) and these colourful flowers growing on exposed rock faces.
And if you like World War 2 sites, there was also a plaque marking the site of a radar station that was located on the hill.
Also went for a walk around Lake Seppings during our recent visit to Albany, on the south coast of Western Australia.
Spotted these wildflowers and the Kings Skink below beside the walking trail.
We found plenty to look at while walking on Mount Melville in Albany – including colourful wildflowers and large Orchard Swallowtail Butterflies.
Some that were rather camouflaged, like this dragonfly.
And this tiny praying mantis on a semaphore sedge.
We stayed near Mount Melville during our recent visit to Albany. It’s only a kilometre or so from the town centre and crisscrossed by many walking trails.
Most of them are fairly rugged, but there are great views from the top.
We were in Albany, about 420km south of Perth last week and enjoyed seeing the spectacular West Australian Christmas Tree in flower. It finished flowering in the warmer Perth weather weeks ago.
During the past month or so we have also seen these different critters in the suburbs of Perth – an Australasian Grebe (above) on the nest in the western suburbs and colourful Rainbow Bee Eaters in Kings Park.
And Golden Orb Weaver spiders in various patches of bushland. This pair (female at the bottom of the photo) were in the northern suburbs. The smaller male has to be careful not to become the female’s dinner.
Plenty of Black Swans at Herdsman Lake, within eyesight of Perth’s CBD. And this venomous Tiger Snake slithering through the grass, as well.
Also spotted this pair of Red-tailed Black Cockatoos having a chat in an inner west suburb. You don’t have to go bush to find interesting wildlife in Perth!