While weeding the garden I was amused to have this little skink (Carlia longipes I think) waiting to see what delicacies I unearthed in the process. It was quite distracting, in a delightful sort of way, to watch his antics and I finally decided to go inside for a camera. Although I mostly couldn’t identify what he was eating I did see him rush towards me, impossibly close to focus, and grab a juicy little caterpillar. I have since discovered that while the heavy steps of a person walking will send them into hiding, quiet weeding noises make them curious. I am going to be much slower weeding the garden in future but it is going to be lots more fun with my new friends – I know he is not alone out there because we watch them basking on rocks and paving stones and dashing about grabbing insects. I’m just glad the chooks were still locked up as they also like to “help” in the garden and this story may have had a different ending.
WILD WINGS & SWAMPY THINGS ……….. IS FOR SALEAfter lengthy consideration we have decided to place Wild Wings & Swampy Things on the market. http://www.ecorealestate.com.au/1639750/ Our major restoration projects are complete and will only become more attractive habitat in future years. While it is rewarding to observe the growth in the vegetation, watch trees mature and to delight in the variety and number of birds both residing on and visiting the property, we feel it is time for us to look for our successors. Until we find a suitable buyer we are enjoying our paradise and while continuing to maintain and improve many areas, we are also taking time out to just enjoy what we have helped to create. It is a delight to walk along our tracks observing birds and other wildlife so we are going to make the most of just being here.
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