I breathed the eucalyptus-scented air, tried not to look for hippos in the dam and snapped poor-quality photos of the many wildflowers (which I'll now inflict on you).
This little sundew digests ensnared bugs to get the nutrients which are unprocurable from the ancient leached soils.
Like all kangaroos, the western grey (Macropus fuliginosus) is a master at milk manufacturing. Because the needs of a growing joey change with age, mother roos fine tune the chemical composition of their milk to fit the bill. But what's really amazing is that roo mums produce two different kinds of milk at one time. One teat secretes milk suitable for the big joey hopping at foot, while the other caters for the smaller youngster who's still fixed within the pouch.
The Australian ringnecked parrot (Barnardius zonarius) is the most common parrot species in Perth. I have to admit that, living in Africa, I miss the ubiquitous presence of parrots: the colourful squabbling, the brilliant flashes as they clamber and dangle in the foliage, the fluting whistles of lorikeets and the wide-horizon shrieks of cockatoos.