Bold Banksias 3

You can still find a few Slender Banksia (aka Candlestick Banksia) flowers in Bold Park – though it’s right at the end of their flowering season.


Urban Wildlife

We’ve also seen plenty of interesting wildlife in Perth recently. During our walks in the bushland of Bold Park, we noticed the Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike above, just taking to the wing. By contrast, the family of Tawny Frogmouths below sat very still and pretended to be part of the tree.

And this Bobtail Goanna was hoping that we couldn’t see it hiding in the undergrowth.

Wildflowers in Season

We’ve been for a few walks through the bushland of Perth’s Bold Park recently. The spring wildflowers are past their peak, but there are still plenty to look at. The Grasstrees (above) have their tall, spear-like flower heads in full bloom. They are very popular with the bees.

There are also pretty triggerplants flowering in the undergrowth.

And the One-sided Bottlebrush looks like it has been decorated, ready for Santa to leave presents underneath.