Summer has once again closed its doors and Autumn has opened its in turn. Autumn doesn’t necessarily mean a return to slumber for plants and wildlife in preparation for Winter, indeed, Autumn has brought to life any number of hitherto quiet things. Black Cockatoos are one notable aspect of Autumn, as they return from wherever they’ve hidden themselves during most of the summer months and have started making themselves known to all and sundry. A number of our trees are a favourite source of food for these cockatoos and they make the biggest mess possible while eating the nuts from the trees. It’s not enough that they discard the husks of the nuts, but they also cut branches from the trees in the process, tripling the mess.
Graffiti, not of the type that you’d immediately assume; this is more or less nature’s graffiti that I came across in the High Country this Easter. What was surprising is that this graffiti was evident on just one tree and it was covered with an almost endless variety of scribbles.