Friday, June 5, 2015

Do go down in the (paperbark) woods today!



Bit of a picture overload today to make up for being so lazy yesterday :) On Wednesday we walked  around Herdsman Lake, a three square km parkland of open waters 7km NW of Perth city. The park, made up of  dense wetland rushes, paperbark and flooded gum woodlands is home to over 100 species of birds, some who migrate from far distant shores. If you've seen a paperbark tree you will agree that it is a most peculiar sight with it's multiple layered peeling bark, but to see a forest of paperbarks is something else.. will show you what I mean tomorrow, the boardwalk takes you right out through the swamp..  


Perfect place for nesting..


... and then there was the local out for a stroll in the warm morning sunlight.. walking a little ahead of us on the path Izzy Ibis who kept looking back to see if we were still there :) eventually the pressure was too much and she took off over the lake! Come back into the woods tomorrow, it's an eerie but oddly beautiful sight. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..



35 comments:

  1. Reminds me some of the birch trees in various parts of the U. S.

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  2. A lovely park and beautiful trees and what a great place to walk and spend time!! Love your captures for the day, Grace!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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  3. Amazing photos, this place looks so relaxing, I love the scenery! - Tasha

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  4. zulke moerasbossen zijn ideaal om te broeden voor de vogels.

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  5. That looks like a wonderful walk, Grace!

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  6. How wonderful to be joined in your walk by an Ibis. That's getting to know the locals. Lovely photos.

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  7. The paperbarks look terrific in your photos and what a great park. Paperbarks aren't so good when used as street trees.

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  8. A beautiful place. The ibis looks like quite a character!

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  9. Perfect. No people (apart from you) just birds. And no creepy alligators in the water, that's the best bit! Wonderful shots Grace!

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  10. So lucky to have a place like this so close to the city.

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  11. A beautiful walk Grace .... I love how you've caught sunlight brushing across those wafer thin layers of paper-bark.

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  12. Smashing pictures Grace, that looks like quite a place and a really interesting walk..

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  13. These pictures remind me of South Carolina's low country. We spend a few months there a few years ago and I fell in love with the terrain as well as its history.

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  14. Lets hope no one tries to 'develop' places like this. Looking forward to tomorrows pics!

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  15. The only thing I can compare it to in the U.S is the mangroves of the south. Ironic, since Mrs. C and I are sitting here watching a TV show about Alaska.

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  16. As long as there are no snakes.

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  17. You have so many interesting and exciting places to take walks and enjoy nature. This one makes me just a bit jealous. Especially now that it's getting too hot to walk around anywhere outside. I should admit that we did have a bit a reprieve today. A rain storm blew in and cooled things off a bit.

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  18. It looks very serene and peaceful. Those trees are very strange looking indeed.

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  19. Oh what a delightful way to spend the day Grace.

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  20. Great place for a quiet stroll. The paperbark trees are fascinating.

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  21. It is as if we are strolling with you. Lovely photos!

    Happy Friday,

    Janis
    GDP

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  22. Lovely pictures of a nice walk with you.

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  23. Yes, those trees are awesome, I have to admit, we took a little piece with us... My list grows, Grace :-)

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  24. Grand place for a walk in the free and wild nature !

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  25. I can see why the birds are happy there.

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  26. This is a kind of walk I would really enjoy... Great reportage!

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  27. What a great place! The walk through there would be good, let alone being guided by your own Ibis. Those trees are something else.

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  28. What a great place. Nu such trees in my area. Great with all the different birds.

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  29. Looks like something out of a fairy tale!

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  30. Great spot, Fascinating posts, Grace. Would love to kayak through there, but I would guess it's probably off limits.

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  31. Looks like a lovely place to walk through. The trees are outstanding!!

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  32. What a fascinating place for a hike, talk with the animals and to shoot lovely photos too!

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