I achieved a life time goal today - to see a platypus in the wild. We visited Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, for a BBQ lunch and play in the adventure playground, and then went for a bushwalk.
Like most amateur platypus photos, it's a shocker, and the closer ones not much better. Oh well.
We also spotted a koala in a tree, but these are not a naturally occurring population, although they do have a very large area over which to roam.
In the 2003 bushfires which engulfed Canberra, Tidbinbilla was thoroughly burnt. The regrowth is flourishing, as can clearly be seen in this photo, with the burnt trees providing a backdrop to the new plants.
The kids and I are spending the week with my parents, so there should be lots of knitting done - I'm hoping to finish my French Market Bag (although I'm still only on the base.)
I've signed up for the Southern Summer of Socks, so come October 1 will be getting stuck into some sock knitting.