Wildflowers in Season 3

We went for a walk along the Davilak Trail at Manning Park, south of Fremantle, recently. After climbing up the long staircase to the hilltop, you get great views of the lake in the park. And there are wildflowers in bloom beside the winding trail along the escarpment.

We saw Parrot Bush (above) and Thick-leaved Fanflower (below).

And also this Cryptandra mutila, which was covered in masses of small creamy yellow flowers.


Wildflowers in Season

We went for a walk through Kings Park recently – not in the ever popular botanical gardens, but along the quiet, sandy bushland trails. Along the way we saw plenty of wildflowers.

The Kangaroo Paws (above) have almost finished their flowering season, but there are still some that are at their peak. And if you look carefully, you may spot some trigger plants, like pretty pink Fan-leaved Triggerplant below.

Of Spiders and Beetles

We were walking through the bushland of Perth’s Kings Park a few days back, when we noticed this impressive Spider Orchid growing beside a sandy walking trail.

A few minutes later we stopped to photograph some Milkmaids, and noticed that this one has a spider waiting to catch an unwary insect. Then we found these two brilliant Jewel Beetles on a Hibbertia flower. Forget the birds and bees – it’s all about spiders and beetles.