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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Taree and Rabbadise.

A sad trip away to the mid-north coast town of Taree to attend the funeral of Lynn's uncle, Norm Place.


Norm Place  1929 - 2013.



 We were only in Taree for 2 nights, 15th - 16th Dec. Before leaving we took the opportunity to visit a friend who had just moved to a property outside of Wingham. 


Manning River Taree.
Looking at what is left of the  remnant rainforest that once dominated the area, now confined to the small
Coocumbac Island Nature Reserve.

Martin Bridge, Taree.

Black Prince Cicada.
 The black prince was valued at "three cherrynoses, four floury bakers,
five yellow mondays or a thousand green grocers" by Australian journalist
 Peter FitzSimons in his childhood  (Wikipedia).


Black Prince Cicada  -  Taree NSW


Manning River from the Apex Park Lookout.

Manning River from the Apex Park Lookout. This farmland was once covered in rainforest.

Wingham Brush Nature Reserve boardwalk.
  
Rainforest  giant. 

Buttress roots of a rainforest giant. 

Land Mullet Skink, Wingham Brush Nature Reserve.


Land Mullet (skink) and Brush Turkey.



Grey-headed Flying Fox colony in Wingham Brush Nature Reserve.

Grey-headed Flying Fox (fruit bat) colony in Wingham Brush Nature Reserve.


Grey-headed Flying Fox, mother and young.


Grey-headed Flying Fox (fruit bat) colony in Wingham Brush Nature Reserve.


Grey-headed Flying Fox.
Brush Turkey testing temperature and condition of nest mound.


Brush Turkey chicks, Wingham Brush.


Welcome to 'Rabbadise'. The view from the road near David's place.

The loo-with-a-view. Who needs walls!


David's Rabbadise  (paradise).



Black and Grey True Bee Fly  -  Meomyia sericans.
Probably laying eggs, at David's place.

Nice to see Brush Box growing in the wild.

Grass Trees slightly singed after the August fires.

A nice green spot along Dingo Tops Road.

A portable saw mill in the area.

One way bridge.
 Aboriginal people called this waterway 'Ghongol'.



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