Monthly Archive for October, 2006

Wherefore art thou Painted Snipe.

The survey was on again this last weekend, Peter and I did our bit with the usual result, we are slowly coming to the conclusion that the name should be taken literally, they’re just a nicely painted picture in a book! Never mind, the occasion is always a good excuse to go out birding, and […]

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Callistemons.

It’s that time of year again, the callistemons are in flower, a showy and hardy genus of Australian shrub, the name translates as “beautiful stamen”, and I’m not going to argue with that. One of the C. citrinus cultivars, Endeavour, is in the early stage of flowering at the moment, it was cut back hard […]

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