Sunday, December 3, 2017

Feathered friends - Gang-gang Cockatoo






Arriving at work one morning (about this time last year) I spotted this lovely Gang-gang Cockatoo in the tree having his breakfast. I quickly ran in and grabbed a camera from the office, but as I wasn't familiar with it the shots didn't come out that great... still, nice to get some images of him.

More images of him here... plus a little video of him eating - so sweet!

Bungendore, NSW















I posted some images from Bungendore in 2015 and have been going out there quite a bit lately so have been able to capture more images to showcase my favourite location in this region... I think I could easily live in Bungendore! Nature sits well against the cottages and established gardens, the colours of the village are really lovely.

More images and information can be found in the album on my Flickr.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Mt Gladstone lookout, Cooma NSW











Another big gap since posting... and a delay in getting these images up that were taken on a Sunday drive in early July 2017.

Absolutely stunning lookout located only 3.5km west of Cooma, Mount Gladstone (or Mt Galdstone) lookout offers unsurpassed views of the Monaro Plains, the extinct volcanos called ‘The Brothers’ and the Snowy Mountains. There are two easily accessible lookout platforms. [Information courtesy of the Visit Cooma website]. The light in this part of the world is just magical! More of my images can be seen on Flickr.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Koala Path - Tidnbinbilla Nature Reserve, Canberra









These images were taken on a return trip to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - a 54.5 square kilometre protected area, on the fringe of Namadgi National Park.

Located in the Eucalypt Forest, the Koala Path is 700m (taking about 20 minutes) and the Peppermint Trail is 1.8km (taking about 45 minutes and follows on from the Koala Path). A gravel track winds its way through the tall eucalypt trees and across crystal clear Mountain Creek. Though we looked out for koalas as we took a short stroll through the wet eucalypt forest we didn't see any apart from those in the enclosure.

The area is also home to wombats, wallabies, echidnas, potoroos and many species of birds and reptiles... we did see some swamp wallabies and I managed to snap one hiding behind a tree. More photographs can be seen on my flickr photostream - here.

NB: All images are © Copyright Gabriella Tagliapietra.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Bendora Arboretum, Canberra












This post follows on from here. This was our last stop on a return visit after exploring Bendora Dam and wanting to come back to see Bendora Arboretum, located in the Namadgi National Park.

'The Bendora Arboretum was established in 1940 as one of a series of high country experimental plantings for possible commercial production purposes. It contains 55 softwood tree species (pines, larch, spruce, etc). The arboretum survived the 2003 bushfires which destroyed most other arboretum in the Brindabellas. The turnoff to this arboretum is about 9km along the unsealed Mount Franklin Road from Piccadilly Circus. The road (Chalet Road) to the arboretum is closed at a locked near the turnoff. The walk to the arboretum is along a gravel road which passes the old galvanized iron Bendora hut, a shelter hut constructed during the establishment of the arboretum. An interesting time can be spent wandering around the tree species in the arboretum' - courtesy of www.npaact.org.au. You can see more images on my flickr photostream - here.