This season the golf course is looking wonderful and I don’t mean just the fairways and greens. Step off any of the back fairways into the bush and there is a feast for a naturalist’s eyes. On one of my favourite ‘nature trails’ at present, the Daphne Heath is out and the perfume is delightful.
In a few places, the Lomandra grows right out to the edge of the fairways and the golfers hate it with a passion. Consequently it is mown down to ground level in some spots but step into the rough a couple of metres and it is growing beautifully.
Some of ‘Pete’s Paths’ are covered in Matted Bush Pea. When walking through it is unavoidable and despite some frequent use by a particular bird photographer it survives very well.
Finally caught up with one of the Olive-backed Orioles that have been singing away for some weeks now.
The orioles occupy the same patch of box bush each year. Although I feel confident they breed here, I’ve not found a nest yet. Maybe this year?