I believe this is a species of Banksia - spotted en route
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Last week a dear friend and I visited Monarto Safari Park, about an hour's drive east of Adelaide. It covers more than 1500 ha and is home to 50+ species of exotic and native mammals, birds & reptiles with more than 500 animals roaming in a natural safari-style setting.
Currently the Park is in the process of becoming the largest safari park outside of Africa and, in due course, will offer resort accommodation together with open-sided vehicle tours. At present tours are provided by bus that takes you through territory occupied by lions, cheetahs, giraffes, rhinoceros, zebra, wild Mongolian horses, ostrich & emu to mention a few.
In addition, one can choose to have more "up close & personal" experiences with selected animals and a keeper - we opted for feeding the giraffes!
The weather was great and it was a full but wonderful day out.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
A spur of the moment decision to take a walk in a quiet setting with my camera and keen photographer friend, resulted in the following experiences . . . .
(sadly, the pics loaded in reverse order and I've not the patience to correct that!)
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
While this fellow was previously sitting in the middle of the road as we rounded a blind corner nearing Apollo Bay (our destination). After we stopped and alerted traffic coming from both directions, and several unsuccessful attempts to encourage it to relocate to safer ground, a following motorist took a coat from his car, grabbed the koala from behind and took it to the base of a tree, which it quickly climbed (but not before expressing displeasure at having been "rescued"!)
These crayfish (perhaps known as lobster in the USA) pots were stacked on the jetty of Apollo Bay marina
Apollo Bay shoreline from the Marina
A pair of Cape Barren Geese
I hope this week finds you healthy, safe and grateful. Wishing you all a blessed Easter.