The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Western Australia in 2007

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We drove further south. Beth is interested in carnivorous plants, but far more interested in seeing birds, so Phill stopped at a small reserve containing a 61 m karri tree (Eucalyptus diversicolor) called the Gloucester Tree. Phill showed us that if you waved an apple in the air, you would be flocked by small parrots.

Here you can see Beth and Phill providing habitat for western rosellas (Platycercus icterotis). There were other great birds there, including large Australian ringneck parrots (Barnardius zonarius; also called the twenty-eight parrot). These birds are about 35 cm (14 inches) long, and seeing one fly in at high speed and skid to a halt on Phill's head was quite gratifying. They have claws.

This is Phill pretending to be an Italian fountain.

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Revised: December 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005