A nearby walk that I like to do some days is between the golf course and the freeway. It is just a roadside reserve really but often throws up an interesting sighting or two. A pair of Leaden Flycatchers has a nest in some of the eucs but they have remained too high for a picture so far.
The path in one section is lined with several of the best examples of Swordgrass I have seen and right now many of the flower tufts are loaded with blooms. Swordgrass, (Gahnia sp), is under threat in many places, being removed for urbanization and land clearing for farming.
|Swordgrass Sedge - a valuable habitat plant.|
Swordgrass sedge is the host plant of the Swordgrass Brown Butterfly and I have observed the Common Brown Butterfly visiting the plant too.
|Common Brown Butterfly - Heteronympha merope.|
|Swordgrass Brown Butterrfly - Tisiphone albifascia.|
|A morning preen - Grey fantail, (not often so still).|
|Welcoming the day - Superb Fairy-wren.|
‘One man’s weed is another man’s wildflower’ – Susan Wittig Albert.
‘Make no mistake: The weeds will win; Nature bats last’ – Robert M Pyle.
‘Weeds are flowers too once you get to know them’ – A A Milne.
I could go on.