A number of tourists visited the nursery this week, one couple from Perth said they had come for two days and had stayed two weeks. Amazingly, two groups of tourists visited the nursery on bicycles! The caravan park had told them it was rolling hills out to Coquette Point. My daughter Libby got the fitness bug and bicycled out with the children, they walked up the hills on their return.
Went to investigate what Fox the dog was barking at Thursday night and the first snake of the season was standing up having a strike at him. The night was icy cold and the snake was rather sluggish. I put it in the shrubs.
A beautiful red lacewing butterfly was busy laying eggs in the trees around the nursery this week. I have a number of lacewing vines (Adenia heterophylla) however, the butterfly choose to lay her eggs on nearby trees.
Unfortunately this area seems to be a favourite place for dumping unwanted pets.
The migration of the Zodiac moths is coming to an end with only a few strays seen today crossing the river. The satin ashes are flowering in the Moresby Range National Park, sheltered in the small valleys they escaped the ravages of TC Yasi’s winds.
Although there were hundreds of moths bobbing in and out of the tree I photographed I didn’t manage to get a photograph of more than one moth at a time.
From the top of the Moresby Range the Innisfail Valley has turned silver under the blossom of the sugarcane.
I have not been able to identify the cassowary that was killed but there are two extra chicks by themselves. They are getting along fine and I see one regularly and eating from the feed station. The other chick hangs out on the other side of the range.
Enjoy the weather while it lasts and hope for rain to put the fires out.
Cheers Yvonne C.