Overland Track sign post
Bushwalking & Camping (National Parks & areas of natural beauty).

Overland Track (Tasmania) Getting there.

February 29, 2016 Simon 0

I really wanted to write a little prequel to this bushwalking addition, only because all the things leading up to the trip almost outweighed the trip itself (not really but you know what I mean). […]

Wollemia nobilis, Wollemi pine
Plant Identification (A to Z of plants)

Woolemia nobilis

February 22, 2016 Simon 2

Genus: Woolemia.   species: nobilis.  Family: ARAUCARIACEAE. Common Name: Woolemi pine. Etymology: Woolemia: Tree was discovered in Woolemi National Park, noblis: by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service ranger David Noble. Origin: Exclusively in a remote series of gorges […]

Cranbourne Gardens Grass Trees
Gardens (Botanic, Botanical and other places of interest).

Cranbourne Gardens (Victoria)

February 15, 2016 Simon 0

  Every single time I visit Melbourne I make it a must to visit the Cranbourne Gardens. This is a place that is continuously on the grow and becoming evermore interesting each time I visit. […]

Libidibia ferrea. Leopard tree, Brazilian Ironwood.
Plant Identification (A to Z of plants)

Libidibia ferrea

February 8, 2016 Simon 0

Genus: Libidibia (formerly known as Ceasalpinia). species: ferrea. Family: Fabaceae. Common Name: Leopard tree, Brazilian Ironwood. Etymology: Ceasalpinia named after 16th Italian botanist and physician to Pope Clement VIII. ferrea: Iron referring to hard wood. Libidibia is derived from […]

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne with City skyline view
Gardens (Botanic, Botanical and other places of interest).

Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens

February 1, 2016 Simon 0

I lived in Melbourne for 30 years and could probably count the number of times I’ve been to the Botanic gardens on one hand. One probable reason is that I couldn’t have cared less as […]