Day 7 Koma (Patersonia) and the Hungry Blue Tongue
I’d already chosen Koma ( Noongar name for Patersonia occidentalis, purple flag, morning iris) for today’s flower, as the plant I was feeling most attuned to on my daily walk. There’s so many flies about I was fascinated by the pollinators, mainly hoverflies, on the 3 petalled Koma flowers.
Lizards are my favourite, so I stopped to say “Hi" to this local resident who lives high on the ridge. Her diet obviously includes Koma flowers. The Noongar name for this bobtail is Youern.
Circle of life, as a little while earlier…
Day 53 Comesperma ciliatum, a plant a day , Lowlands Reserve
The first plant I featured on Day 1, was the milkwort, the Comesperma virgatum. I’ve now come to the end of my Groundwork Challenge for Bush Heritage, so I’ll end on Day 53 with a Comesperma, the bright blue Comesperma ciliatum.
Day 51 , Westringia, a plant a day Lowlands Reserve , Monday 14 December 2020
Westringia is an ocean lover. It happily grows on coastal locations as it is very hardy and loves sea spray and dry sandy soil.
Here it is growing above the Healing Beach in Lowlands Reserve
Day 50, Sunday 13 December 2020, a plant a day, Lowlands Reserve , Senecio
Although I sometimes find it difficult to identify the scientific names for our Lowlands Reserve daisies, our Senecios are distinctive enough to put names to. The Australian Painted lady butterflies seem attracted to them too.
Biodiversity bliss finding, Story minding, cloud watching, awe and wonder for Aboriginal culture, patrolling Lowlands Reserve on foot.