Saturday, January 15, 2011

Flora and fauna

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?

A bottlebrush.

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