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.


Lost in Space

We stumbled across this large maze in Perth’s Kings Park. At first glance it looks like a labyrinth (which has one path to the centre, with no confusing decisions about which way to go). However there are some forks in the path, so it is actually a maze though a fairly simple one.

Along the way there are informative plaques about space and the solar system. You’ll find it beside Saw Avenue.

Colour Combinations

We’ve been for a few walks through the bushland of Kings Park recently and have been struck by the amazing colours of different wildflowers growing next to each other. Sometimes the colour combinations are bold, like the Kangaroo Paws and yellow Wattle above – and sometimes subtle, like the purple Native Wisteria and pink Swan River Myrtle below.