The Great Oz Eddventure #87 – Flowering Grassy Tree/Xanthorrhoea (pastel)

The Xanthorrhoea has a common name of Grassy Tree due to it having a dark trunk with a grassy top.  A bush fire is required for it to flower, but a Ranger at Tidbinbilla lit the grassy part and then a few months later the the metre long flower started to shoot.  It is such an […]

The Great Oz Eddventure #86 – The Bowerbird’s Bower

A couple of weeks ago Hazel found a Satin Bowerbird’s bower at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.  I couldn’t wait to see it for myself and so was excited when Hazel showed me it at the beginning of this week.  It is such an amazing construction by the bird, and what is even more amazing is […]