Tuart longicorn beetle

The tuart longicorn beetle Phoracantha impavida is a native beetle in the Cerambycidae family. It is up to 2 cm long with long antennae that reach to the back legs. The adult beetles are active from October to December, flying at night and sometimes attracted to light. They are active for several weeks and then […] → Continue Reading Tuart longicorn beetle

Lacewings and ant lions

On one of our walks, our walk leader’s sharp eyes spotted the eggs of a lacewing on the bark of a tuart tree – they are very small, and each egg is mounted on a stiff hair that keeps it off the surface. The egg is nearly invisible to the eye, and unlikely to be […] → Continue Reading Lacewings and ant lions

Walk, weeding and morning tea, May 2016

Spring is just around the corner, with good rains to start off the season. We had a very busy weekend, with our usual ‘fifth Saturday of the Month’ guided walk followed by our ‘first Sunday of the Month’ weeding and morning tea, all in one weekend. Here are the pictures of our beautiful bushland as […] → Continue Reading Walk, weeding and morning tea, May 2016

What’s blooming, January 2016

Summer is happening! Thanks to everyone who attended – lots of new people – our wonderful summer walk, led by Dave. The sky was dark and the thunder was loud, but it didn’t start raining until after we finished at 9.45 (rain courtesy of Cyclone Stan). Plenty blooming in the bushland and some interesting vistas […] → Continue Reading What’s blooming, January 2016

Guided walk October 2015

Our guided walk on 31st October was well attended. As usual, David led us through the beautiful bush, still green and fresh. Tuart woodland in the dune swales along the West Coast Highway. It had rained that night, and the bush was glittering with droplets. Calothamnus quadrifidus   Looking just like a wattle… but not! […] → Continue Reading Guided walk October 2015

Weeding, Spring 2015

We had a better display of wildflowers on our last weeding morning than we get on some of our guided bushwalks! It was a bit hard to concentrate on weed removal… when every step brought us to another beautiful wildflower! You don’t often see carpets of wildflowers in Trigg Bushland… but if you know where […] → Continue Reading Weeding, Spring 2015

What’s Blooming 2014

Our walk on the fifth Saturday of the month fell on November 29th. We had a good crowd set out from the slip road between St Mary’s Anglican School and the adjacent oval. We headed south into the largest area of bushland…   Phylis won the prize for spotting the first Trachymene pilosa (Blue laceflower, […] → Continue Reading What’s Blooming 2014