We went to the Botanic Gardens this morning with friends down from Sydney, and their two boys, and our friend's mum who is out from England. She is a keen gardener and was kept well entertained by the variety of Australian plants - some familiar to her and some not - and the boys liked the wildlife. We saw lots of baby water dragons - a few inches long and brown - and one grown up one! It's a wonderful colour, like copper rust. Verdigris.
And there were masses of butterflies about too. I have no idea what any of them are - and they're a bit tricky to take photos of too! They tend to fly away ... why am I surprised by that?