Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra
Our holiday in Canberra
During our visit to Canberra earlier this year we spent a whole day at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. This time was particularly enjoyable to my wife and her interest in Australian native plants. Her camera was kept busy all day taking photos for her reference library. Annoyingly she discovered that the memory card in her camera failed to download the photos that night, so she lost some valuable shots. We have since replaced the card.Botanic gardens are also great birding spots and I was kept interested all day, both looking for birds and photographing them. Although the day was beautiful it was a rather quiet day of birding. This didn’t matter really, because I managed to see a good range of birds and get some good photos of several species I hadn’t managed to get up to that point. You can read more about birds on my Birding Blog here.
- My first Powerful Owl sighting – a special bird seen in the botanic gardens
- Lazy lizards – photos of several lizards we saw in the botanic gardens in Canberra
- One bird that finally sat still – about getting a good photo of an Eastern Spinebill for the first time
- Close encounters of the bird kind – up close and personal with a Red Wattlebird