Another great weekend at
"The Block" -
on the nature watch!
New Holland Honeyeater
Exciting news - Just discovered COMMON BROWN SNAKES on the property this weekend (11.11.12).
The first time we have ever seen them out there!
For the first 13 years of owning the block we have only ever found Blotched Blue Tongues. Over the past 3 years we have only found Eastern Blue Tongues on the block... Is this possiby due to climate change?
A few white necked herrons nesting along the creek.
Another great night walk, spotted lots of animals in Spring!
We spotted Brushed tailed Possums, lots with joeys, 2 Echidnas, Boobook Owls. Unfortunately we still haven't spotted the Quoll again!
Getting ready for the birds!
The Waterfall slowly taking shape!
Tadpoles heading out and about.
The wetlands full already!
Easter at "The Block"
Oops someone takes a trip in the dark!
The first time we have seen sugar gliders, possums and spotted tail quoll.
We will be doing more night adventures now we know what we can see!
Highlight of the day!
After heading down to the dam to photograph the nature & surrounds, I came across this beautiful Copper Head.
As I realise that snakes are very aggressive I allowed him to crawl over my boot and give him a bit of pat!
New Year at "The Block"
Spending sometime with nature!
Trying to shelter from the heat!
Another great weekend at
Enjoying nature at it's best - bees in their hive.
An echidna stopped by to say "HI".
Some kangaroos took it easy at the top of the block.
Once again a bit more time to build some more natural habitats.
Christmas/New Year Break at
Baby Tawny Frog Mouth
Eastern Blue Tongue
Austracantha minax (with common names including Australian jewel spider, Christmas spider and spiny spider).
Beautiful to see the weeds dying off, making more room for native flowers (below).
The Wetlands is complete and filling fast!
- 3 low ponds
- 1 large pond
A big thanks to Peter from P&M Earth Moving Contractors for the great job he did!
Unfortunately it filled really quick, he had trouble removing some of the slop.
10 Australian Wood Ducks, a couple of Cormorants and a pair of White Neck Herrons have made the wetlands their home!
The wedge tailed eagle keeps an eye on the new wetlands.
A large flock of black Cockatoos came down for a drink before flying to a neighbouring property with lots of pine trees.
Another great discovery whilst on our night walk
at "The Block"-
A Southern Boobook Owl
It was all a bit much for some!
I have been sight seeing in the flooded outback!
Click on the link below for story and heaps of great photos!
Mating season starts again -
Finally the wetlands project on the block is starting - thank you to anyone who has purchased reptiles from us, this money is going towards funding the project.
If you would like to donate, please feel free to speak to our staff in the shop.
The wetlands are almost complete and already filling up fast.
Exciting Times at "The Block"
As the wetlands finally goes in!
No quolls spotted this week during our night walks, lots of Yellow Tailed & Sulphur Crested Cockatoos flying around and screeching.
Photos of our Western Australia Trip!
More Pictures to come
Woma Pythons Hatching
Gippsland Water Dragons Hatching
5th February, 2012
Hypo Central Carpets hatch in January 2012.
N.T Tennant Creek Stimsons hatch in January 2012.
This little fella didn't look like coming out of the egg, so with a little bit of help he popped his head out.
To our surprise it was a two headed Stimsons!
Sandfire Stimsons curled around her eggs -
End of Nov 2011.
Sandfire W.A Woma hatching - 1st of Dec 2011.
Jungle Pythons hatching - December 19th, 2011
Striped Children's Python hatching - January 2012
OUR NEW BABY ARRIVES
Unfortunately this year we won't be having any Baby Bennett's Wallabies for sale due to the stress put on the mothers after the Council have been doing works very close to our property.
The mother's have thrown their joeys.
Bennett's Wallaby - The new joey sticks his head out of the pouch for the very first time, July 2011.
Another environmentally friendly lawnmower is born!
One month on, with his legs hanging out and nibbling grass from the pouch!
The first day of Spring and he/she hopped out of the pouch for the first time
Out and about now, beginning of October, 2011
Australia Day at
Bronze Wing Pidgeon keeping an eye on it's nest.
Wedge Tailed Eagles fly in pair.
Kookaburras relaxing in the tree.
Beating the heat in the dam!