Great video, I couldn't help noticing how plump and healthy all the critters look. Must be a healthy and balanced ecosystem.
I caught this cute little guy in the driveway while dragging the bin to the curb.


I put him under one of the plants so he could get water and some bugs that might be dinner.

Please excuse my lack of manicure.  I have never had good fingernails and spending so much time in the garden isn't helping!
Wow, it is tiny, all baby things are cute, even lizards. What type is it ? Haha, no manicured nails in this household either, just hands that show a love of gardening, manual arts and dogs.
I wish my oldest kid was around, she would know.  It was too tiny for me to tell.  It played dead until it knew I was going to let it go.

Here is the plant I put it under.

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Lantana.  It blooms all summer even when out temperatures are 115F/46C.  I have to cut it to the ground once the temperatures get cold but it grows like crazy when spring arrives.
Aww, cute little guy.

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Your garden is stunning ! Such a fantastic haven for creatures. That is a beautiful ornamental Lantana. We have a bigger, messy (introduced) one that has escaped into the bushland so country folk tend not to even plant the ornamental ones but you will see them in suburban gardens.
No manicured nails here either.

We dig out the wild lantana here. It's beautiful, but also poisonous if the livestock eats it.
Gotta love 'em.
These are the shy and elusive Pale faced Rosella's I mentioned earlier in this thread. Not a great photo through the dirty window out to the semi-renovated yard but they are so shy I had to get a shot where I could. I think it is a mated pair, note the red on the tail of one and not the other, also different markings etc. I find it fascinating that in the avian world the boys seem to pretty much always be the more glamorous.

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They are beautiful and not at all what I imagined they would be.
Gotta love 'em.
(08-19-2017, 08:34 AM)Gideon Wrote: They are beautiful and not at all what I imagined they would be.

There are 6 species in the genus Rosella. The Crimson Rosella is probably the most commonly known in the general population. For almost 70 years it has been the image of our Arnotts Biscuit Company which is the biggest and best in Australia. It is more common in the south eastern states. I have only ever seen one when I was a very young girl and we lived on Sydney NSW outskirts. It was beautiful, crimson red and royal blue with similar black markings as the Pale Faced Rosella. I would imagine that even internationally the Crimson would be more commonly thought of.

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