Posts Tagged ‘honeyeater’

A day in the life of a grevillea

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Spring has sprung (with a bit of luck) – or at least the birds seem to think so!

These last few weeks, our native gardens here at Yuruga have burst into bloom and our grevilleas are alive with birds all shapes, sizes and colours. In fact, each grevillea bush is a mini-ecosystem in its own right.

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August in Yuruga’s native gardens

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Enjoying a coffee in the Yuruga gardens the other day, we were captivated by a pair of Brown Honeyeaters flitting amongst the glorious deep-red, pom-pom flowers of the Powder-puff Lilly-pillies in full bloom. Small plain birds they may be, but they have a remarkably strong sweet song. What a wonderful combination of colour, texture and birdsong, and what a beautiful plant for a shady spot in the garden.

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There’s A Honeyeater In My Orange Marmalade

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

MarcusWithout exaggeration, every moment of every day there are birds in my grevillea patch. At work when I look out the window I can see a nesting yellow honeyeater in a Kay Williams grevillea.  It’s amazing the life grevilleas bring to a garden.  I’m not talking about a forest of plants, just one or two are enough to attract native honey eaters when they are in flower.

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