Many countries have troublesome wildlife, and although most of the pests in urban Australia aren’t up there with rampaging elephants, we can get our knickers in a twist over the scrub turkey (Alectura lathami) digging up our gardens.
Note the large vicious claws – they are efficient beyond belief in garden destruction
And the reason is this:
Yeah, this is someone’s garden and I’m darn proud of this mound
These critters are on the increase, but are protected.
So, this past weekend we dared to plant some new bromeliads. Crazy maybe, but we had a plan.
Scrub turkey heaven
And the ‘after’ shot…
Yes, very attractive, and secured with tent pegs
Game on, turkeys!!
The recent Kites and Bikes festival at Brunswick Heads (New South Wales, Australia) drew the crowds – to show off bikes in the town, and fly some kites on the beach. Bruns is a terrific community and a nicely low-rise, family friendly coastal township. On our trip down for the weekend, we popped into the Tweed Art Gallery, to check out the most excellent Margaret Olley exhibit (no photography allowed, but you can find links to her work here). The gallery has a superb setting, looking toward Mount Warning and Murwillumbah.
We stayed at Hotel Brunswick, which has some nice period pieces, including fabulous ducks on the wall!!
We walked on the beach…
And into town…
And back to the beach…
For a grand weekend!