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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 2:29 pm 
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Sure is, no free rides in my garden, everything is either a flowering native to attract the wildlife or is edible/useful, we grow half a dozen different Eremophila, the one in the picture is Eremophila calorhabdos or red rod emu bush, it give great structure to break up the general roundness of most srubs and is good for skinny sections of garden as the grow tall and slim straight up like a rod then fall over side ways and then grows several laterals straight up form the side of the fallen trunk kind of like rails on a balcony.

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:31 pm 
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Found this massive Barking Gecko http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underwoodisaurus_milii under a bin I moved while cleaning my shed, at lest 140mm long and the biggest I have ever seen and was quite aggressive towards me "barking" loudly several times and trying to appear tall.

Let him go on a tree.


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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:33 pm 
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Gorgeous!! :thumb:

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:09 pm 
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Spring is going off here, New Holland honey eater nested and raised two chicks in a native hibiscus, a pair of ring necked parrots were seen checking out a hollow branch of a white gum not 3 meters from my house, frogs in the pond and I can here a pair of tawny frog mouths calling to each other for the first time ever this year, though they are yet to be seen.

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:39 pm 
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Isn't it an awesome feeling discovering new treasures in nature.

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
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Lizards are out today so I suppose it is time to keep a lookout for snakes too. Saw a bobtail in the vege garden and the resident bearded dragon in the rose garden.

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:52 pm 
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Yes....snake season is a'coming....wear those boots Faye!

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
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I live in my boots, only taking them off to sleep. :grin:

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:16 pm 
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I got lots of bees in my grow beds but they only come for a drink, I never see them on the flowers. I hope they don't sell honey soon which tastes like fish poo...

My dogs found a snake yesterday (without damaging it luckily) but my missus had to lock them up as they were just going nuts trying to dig the snake out of the ground in full sun with temps around 37 degrees in the shade. She said she found it weird that the dogs came in every couple minutes and drank lots of water before disappearing again. ;-) and than she went to have a look and found the snake (most likely was a carpet python) in a hole in the ground.


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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:17 pm 
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Not welcome in all gardens I guess but this Huntsman spider which hitched a ride on a load of firewood I cut on the farm was the biggest I have ever seen, thorax and abdo the size of the end segment of a grown man's thumb and leg span the size of the palm.

First picture is pretty much life sized :run:

I normal pick these up by hand to impress bystanders but this one was so big it even gave me the heebie jeebies :scared2:


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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
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Frog pond I made from Burnsy's sombrero seems to be working.


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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
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What a whopper! :thumb:

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
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that can't be a real huntsman. real huntsmen don't have 8 legs

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
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Not in my backyard, but spotted this fella cruising around at wave rock in Hyden


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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:54 am 
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Jaymie wrote:
that can't be a real huntsman. real huntsmen don't have 8 legs


:lol: From the size of him I don't think he has ever gone hungry enough to eat any of his own.

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