Albany in the Rough 4

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.

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Albany in the Rough 3

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.

Suburban Wildlife 3

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.