Yesterday I went for a mosey up Willans Hill in Wagga Wagga.
It’s been very cold and wet recently, and yesterday was no exception – cold, cloudy and damp underfoot – so I wasn’t sure what I would see. As it turned out, I saw a lot of Red Wattlebirds (Anthochaera carunculata) feeding on White Box flowers (Eucalyptus albens).
Not much else was active in the patch I visited, so I decided to look more closely at the inactive lifeforms present. It turned into a bit of a study of the textures and colours found in a box-dominated woodland in winter.
Red Gum bark:
Mosses and lichens:
Flowers and flower buds:
Other things that caught my eye: