Friday, April 3, 2020

'bye!


It is with some reluctance I say goodbye to fellow bloggers, followers and friends. Gouldiae’s Blog will be closing down shortly.

Gouldiae is feeling the effects of his birth certificate. Adventures into the natural world are now less frequent and a lot less ‘adventurous’.

The Friends of Drouin’s Trees has kindly given permission for some occasional non-tree nature posts. You may like to keep in touch here.

It has been an extraordinary and uplifting experience and wow, how much have I learned?

I thank everyone for looking in from time to time but especially to Duncan of Ben Cruachan for kicking this thing off for me back in June 2008.



Thanks everyone, stay healthy.


Gouldiae

Sunday, March 22, 2020

When the tide's out

Westernport Bay is a favourite playground when the tide is out.  
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Exposed mudflats and rock shelves at Settlement Point, Corinella
Double-banded Plover arrived from NZ to spend winter in Aus.
Red-capped Plover
Very distant Pied Oystercatchers
Very close Fur? Seal

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Mount Baw Baw x 2




Two recent excursions onto Mt Baw Baw on two very different days climatically, provided some photo fodder.

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Alpine Mint Bush growing among the snow gums
Silver Xenica (maybe), on a Daisy. Abundant on a warmer day.

Spotted Mountain Grasshopper. A very cold-tolerant species.
 
Veined Sun Orchid grows in sphagnum bogs.





Snow Gums near the summit
Summit cairn