Garden Life

Deep in the heart of a garden in suburban Tasmania lies an abundance of wildlife living unnoticed.

Gardens For Wildlife Tasmania

For the inquisitive camera nerds the clip was filmed with the following:

  • Sony ActionCam HDR-AS20
  • Olympus OMD EM-10
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm f2.8 macro lens
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6
  • Sigma 70-210mm f4-5.6 UC zoom in OM mount adapted to m4/3 with a cheap EBay adapter.
  • Zoom H2n Handy Recorder
  • RØDE VideoMic Pro

Blimey that was quick!

Spring is here and the bees are hard at work pollinating the almond trees in my garden.

It only seems like the other day I was blogging about winter coming and getting my wood supply in. Now after a very mild winter spring is breaking out all over. The fruit trees in my garden have been keeping the local bees very busy. And further afield the native terrestrial orchids are starting to bloom. I’ve never known them start quite so early, and I thought that last year was a prolific year, but this spring is looking to be even more bountiful.

A cowslip orchid being pollinated. Mokine, Western Australia.


Rosy-cheeked Donkey Orchid, Diuris aff. corymbosa, larger than the common donkey orchid and has reddish-brown labellum lobes hence the name.


A lemon scented sun orchid (Thelymitra antennifera) also known as vanilla orchid. Mokine, Western Australia.

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