In our garden late yesterday afternoon my son found a female Richmond Birdwing Butterfly on the ground. We attempted to place it on the Aristolochia praevenosa vine but she was very “fluttery” with her wings never stopping even when she landed. She fluttered off in the direction of my other fenceline full of the “Birdwing… Continue Reading →
This is the flower of the Birdwing butterfly rainforest vine – Aristolochia praevenosa. It is currently flowering in my garden – as warmer weather looks like it is now approaching I will keep an eye out for the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly. My Grevillea barklyana is also flowering – I completed a linocut in the past… Continue Reading →
We visited Coffs Harbour Butterfly House yesterday. There were lots of wonderful Cairns Birdwing Butterflies – Ornithoptera priamus – fluttering by… they are such beautiful large butterflies. They are closely related to the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly.
It has been way too long since I posted here! I have been using Instagram with short posts which I guess is efficient time wise but it does have it limitations. So I though I’d do an update post of some of the native plants that are currently flowering in my garden. This is a… Continue Reading →
We have been busy trying to get our trees under control in our suburban block. It has been a very long time since we tackled this and the trees have got to the stage where we needed to bring them down to a level where we can get some sunlight into the house/yard. There are… Continue Reading →