We recently went for a walk beside the Canning River, starting from Kent Street Weir. There were plenty of reeds and paperbarks growing beside the river (above) and samphire in the adjacent wetlands.
Plus a variety of water birds, including this Little Egret.
A few days back we went for walk in Walyunga National Park, about 30km northeast of Perth. The walk followed the course of the youthful Swan River, which had plenty of water after the winter and early spring rains.
Here are a few more wildflowers that you can see flowering in Perth’s Bold Park at present – One-sided Bottlebrush above and a rather late Firewood Banksia below.
As well as the flowers, you will probably hear – and maybe see – a Kookaburra or two along the way.
We have also been for some walks along the bush trails in Perth’s Bold Park recently. There are plenty of colourful wildflowers to admire along the way.
That’s Geraldton Wax above, and Yellow Leschenaultia below. Both are flowering nicely at present.
As well as the hilltop walk in yesterday’s blog entry, we also walked around the lake at Manning Park.
Along the way we spotted a Nankeen Night Heron, patiently waiting for lunch to swim past (above), and a family of Pink-eared Ducks, who were rather pointedly swimming away from the camera. Just camera shy, maybe.
We have recently been for several walks around Herdsman Lake, just 7km from Perth CBD (visible on the horizon in these photos).
There are plenty of waterbirds at the lake at present, both common birds like ibises (above) and more unusual/colourful birds like the male Australasian Shoveler below.
We also saw some striking Banksias in flower during our visit to the Blue Mountains last month.
The one up top is Hairpin Banksia. We didn’t recognise the Banksias shown in the other photos. Feel free to post a comment if you know what species they are.