Hot off the press in 2020, I’ve lost myself in a monsoon forest and now I’m wandering off past the wetlands and into the Northern Territory woodlands. Stay tuned for more, I’m not finished yet!
If you just can’t wait and you want to see more, the 2019 designs are over here.
Peachy Queen – Rose Crowned Fruit Dove
Crowned with rosy pink and adorned with orange and green, these birds seek the darkest of fruits in the monsoon forest.
monsoon – native fig
Monsoon forest native figs in fruit.
feast of the fig – figbird/native fig
Gregarious birds with a love of figs, figbirds congregate in groups to feast then spread the seeds of their favourite fruit trees through the forest.
Torresian Imperial Pigeon/Carpentaria Palm
Also known as the Pied Imperial Pigeon (and a host of other names) this migratory bird seeks wet climes and the fruit of tropical palms, vines, trees and bushes.
the fruit in the ferns – Emerald Ground Dove
These doves prefer to spend their time on or near the ground where the search for fallen fruit keeps them busy and well fed.
A favourite food of the birds, native nutmeg can also be dried and ground for use as a culinary spice.
fishin’ song – black bittern & black catfish
The black bittern is a keen fisher with a neck like a periscope that can be retracted or stretched right out for a really good view.
jumpin’ catfish – black catfish
A fair bit of artistic license has been applied to make these black catfish jump, but they do so rather prettily.
on the lookout – black bittern & black catfish
– blue faced honeyeater and scarlet gum
It’s not strictly true to say the blue faced honeyeater is a woodlands bird as it tends to get around and pop up in many different places, most likely at your campsite!
I beg your pardalote?
Pardalotes feed high in trees but nest and shelter on the ground. They are found across much of Australia and are impossibly cute.
Cycads are the world’s oldest living group of seed producing plants. The male plants form a cone shape while the females produce nut-like seeds but no flowers.
goannaing – sand goanna
Goannas can be found over much of Australia. They are one of Australia’s largest monitor lizards.