Trees are our lungs, without them we would have nothing to breathe.
What plant is that? is an occasional series identifying native plants I find in the bushland areas in and around Perth.
I love nature and the dog and I do a lot of walking at our local nature reserves in Perth, Western Australia. The dog likes running in wide open spaces, while I enjoy the scenery, bushland and wildlife. We frequent Lake Gwelup, Star Swamp, Carine Open Space and the beach.
When walking the streets around my house, nature wends its way into my senses: the trees, the sky and suburban wildlife. I grow many locally endemic plants in my garden which attract insects, birds and the occasional bobtail lizard. I also have a pond with sometime frog visitors. I want to encourage others to do the same in their gardens. A birdbath outside your door can encourage birds, insects and others to continue their existence alongside us. If you have a question about growing Australian native plants please contact me.
I volunteer at my local animal shelter. If you’re looking for a four legged friend to keep you fit and enjoy the great outdoors with, visit a shelter and get a recycled dog. As good as a brand new model, but with twice the love.
Our natural world needs our help to continue supporting and enthralling us and that’s what I write about on this blog. Hope you enjoy my thoughts and photos and tell me what you think.