summer snow

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blossom for bees 

disappearing with the breeze

summer snow

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In Melbourne Australia summer has arrived and weather predictions are for increasingly hotter days, ( over 30 oC and even over 40 o C) as climate change reality continues to remind us to cut CO2 emissions. ( What did our politicians achieve in Lima this week?????) This summer snow is the beautiful blossoming of a particular paperbark tree in our front yard. Many insects including bees are attracted to the nectar and in turn the birds  are attracted to the insects. Our local noisy and prolific Red Wattle Birds double dip on nectar in the mornings and insects in the evening. Hopefully micro-bats also visit to feast on the insects however one needs a bat recorder to pick up their signals as they are usually too small and fast to see and their sound frequency inaudible to the human ear.

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3 thoughts on “summer snow

    1. Thanks for the thoughts Sue. We are not quite in full summer yet, later January into February is when the high 30’s low 40’s hit here. Usually one or 2 such days when the Australian Open tennis tournament is on. Some cynics suggest the heat works against Andy Murray!!!

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