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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:08 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:05 pm 
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I built a frog pond and native grass rockery in my house garden to help attract wildlife, it has a solar pump which cycles water through a hidden half barrel gravel filter (mini constant flood aquaponics system really) and back down a water fall which only runs about 3 hours a day due to tree shade. I have some native aquatic plants in there and plan on putting to pygmy perch in there to keep the mozzies down.


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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
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Beautiful Simo.

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:23 am 
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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:38 am 
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This is Edgwardo the Gwardar, found him sun bathing early in the morning in the food forest near a Jamaican lime tree, he let me and the dog get to with in two meters before he felt threatened enough to slither away into a hole in the hugelculture swale.

Photo is from mobile phone camera so not very good but he was pitch black with 100mm bands of shiny copper specks about every 100mm.


Might start wearing boots in the food forest from now on. :scared2:

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Pattern similar to this one but shiny copper scales instead of the yellow.

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:12 am 
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Boots??? Sounds like a good idea!

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:25 pm 
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This guy has been hanging out at our place the past 2 days. Feeding on the grass in our paddock


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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:45 am 
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How wonderful! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
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Edgwardo the Gwardar had been seen three times in the same spot this year so I decided he had to go as I have ducks, chooks, dogs, horses and humans in the vicinity that he made his home and given that western browns are responsible for more deaths in Australia than any other snake I could risk them co-habituating with him.

I saw him duck into a hole in the hugel culture swale and called Gane from http://www.wareptilepark.com.au/index.htm to come and get him as I had previously discussed the snakes unusual colouring with him and asked him if he wanted him for this collection.

After half an hour of digging we had him in the bag and he now lives at the WA retile park.

Permaculture is good at attracting wildlife back to your garden but not all of the wildlife is safe to have around.

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
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A good outcome for all I think Simo.

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
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I noticed this bright blue wasp on a leaf this afternoon. A bit of googling and I came up with a cuckoo wasp. Apparently they lay their eggs in another wasps nest similar to a cuckoo bird Image


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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
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Gorgeous colour!

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
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I know we have had photos (and better ones than this!!), but .......
We have at least two families of Splendid wrens, and they are feasting on caterpillars etc in the veggie garden!! They flit in, make a heap of noise, eat, feed the babies, and flit out again!!
They are certainly welcome- for the job they do as well as the entertainment!


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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
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:clap: I love the splendid fairy wren, I get them visiting from the neighbours place some times but I have a lot of New Holland honey eaters, white cheeked honey eaters and red wattle birds which can be teritorial so I wonder if they are stopping them from moving in permanantly. Just have to wait and see.

I did find some parrot feathers in the garden the other day so I have put my cat trap out again :swing: no luck so far.

also I found a pretty frog living in my grape vine.


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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
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Lovely frog Simo :thumb:
Hopefully the wrens will move in to your place too....some of this year's babies maybe. We have wattlebirds and New Hollands as well, and they all seem to live happily together, so good luck!!

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