On the afternoon of 23 August 2005, I went for a long walk in the bush. That morning I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Denis Kevans, the self described ‘Poet Lorikeet’. Denis was known for his poetry, his songs, his performances, his scholarship and his passion for the environment. He was also a friend.
At my new home near the Blue Mountains National Park, 21 years ago, I put a birdbath in front of a glass door where I could look out and began replacing most of the garden’s exotic plants with local native plants. Magpies, currawongs, rosellas, bowerbirds and others came to drink or bathe. As the native garden matured, little bush birds began to arrive. Continue reading “The Birdbath”
Like many parts of Australia, the Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney in New South Wales has experienced the savage bushfires sweeping the country. Homes have been destroyed and businesses and livelihoods were lost when fires impacted on the villages in the north and west of the Mountains in the last days of 2019. Thousands of hectares of precious world heritage National Park have been ravaged and sadly countless numbers of our precious wildlife have perished.