Hobart Backyard Farmer

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Heating Up

Maybe it is because southern Tasmania is starting to heat up, or maybe, because due to the increase in temperature, I am finding myself in the yard more, but, it seems the wildlife is starting to rouse. The Blue Tongue Skinks in particular seem to be taking over the yard, with several sightings of distinct lizards on a warm day, with two even spotted fighting, or mating… let’s face it, the two acts come hand in hand ;-). In our previous residence, there was a noticeable rise in the snail population when the Blue Tongue was no longer about, so, if you get these fellas in your yard, do your best to make them welcome.

2 Brown Tree frogs were spotted in the glasshouse, providing further motivation to create a frog pond to encourage further amphibious residents. Having spent my childhood seemingly endlessly searching for lizards and frogs, I am excited to be able to share my backyard with them and foster my daughter’s curiosity.

Some passing Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos stopped in to play on our big gum tree, the 1st time that I can recall them hanging out on there and, a testament to my photography skills.

Finally, this Katydid, whose chirps fill the air for many of the warmer months.

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6 Comments

  1. The pet buster is back 🐙🐞🐝🐜🦎

  2. Great photos Michael. Looking forward to catching up Saturday.

  3. I’m glad it’s starting to warm up for you, my husband and I were In Hobart a few weeks ago and whilst the weather was cooler then what we are used to we thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Great photos you have I’ve been enjoying looking over you lovely plants

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      October 30, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed Hobart Carolyn, it really is a nice little city. Plants??? It’s been a while since they were featured on the blog 😉 but I’ll chuck some in to give you something to look over.

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