The Black Cockatoos unique to Western Australia

Posted in - Day trips from Perth & Munda Biddi & Perth Hills & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on October 20th 2016 Male-red-tail wa

On an unusually wintry spring morning we travelled to Martin for the tour day weekend held at Kaarakin, a West Australian Black Cockatoo conservation centre.

If you’ve followed my instagram account you may have noticed a couple of photos of a largish black bird. This is because a flock of Forest Red tailed Black-Cockatoos have taken a keen …

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Short forest Walk in Daglish – Honeyeaters and Eucalyptus

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Hiking & Walking & Perth, Australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on October 7th 2016 Banksia

While sunny Perth has it’s fair share of green open park land, reticulated and perfectly groomed lawns and deciduous trees I  often think the native Australian flora offers an interactive and pleasurable experience. Let me show you why that is.

Located in Daglish is a very small strip of forest that has fortunately been spared from the surrounding development. This …

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MTB Jarrahwood to Nannup – Munda Biddi & Old Timberline Rail Trail

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Camping & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & MTB Cross Country & Munda Biddi & South West & Travelling Me on September 30th 2016 Barrabup-pool-deck

Carrying on from our camping in Nannup post we spent a day exploring the local national park on bikes.  Only a few metres from the main street in Nannup, off road cyclists and hikers have access to 3 trails covering over 40 kilometres through forest and bushland from the towns of Jarrahwood and Nannup. …

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Camping and Cycling in Nannup

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Camping & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & South West & Travelling Me & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on September 25th 2016 Camping-Nannup

With a few nights up our sleeve we travelled down to Nannup to mountain bike a few of the local trails before the long weekend. Nannup is located in Western Australia’s south west along Vasse Highway, in between Bridgetown and Margaret River. The Blackwood River and a few creek systems pass through the town making …

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Sensational coffee at Pickle & O, Nannup

Posted in - South West & western australia on September 24th 2016 Pickle-and-O

Gearing up for a day of exploring the town of Nannup we stopped in at Pickle and O, a small fresh food focused cafe on the main street next to the tourist centre.

Around the town in spring there are some beautiful tulips in planter boxes along the street. We sat outside enjoyed a smooth long …

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My Backyard: Red Wattle Bird

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Healthy life & Perth, Australia & Travelling Me & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on September 8th 2016 Red-Wattle-Honey-Eater-Perth

Over the weekend we discovered a disorientated baby bird in the backyard. The parent’s fervent attempts to coax the tiny fledgling to fly up to the nearest tree branch was failing miserably and the sun fast fading. We looked on for a while not wanting to interfere and risk the parents abandoning the baby altogether.

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Pixel Coffee, Leederville

Posted in - Cake & Coffee & Dog Friendly on September 2nd 2016 Persian-Cake

I really need to visit Leederville more often because it seems this neighborhood is alive with activity and plenty of cafe choices to sit and enjoy a coffee.

Located near the Italian deli Re-Store  is a quaint little cafe called Pixel Coffee. It’s a popular haunt for locals and those that see the lovely looking photos …

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