Going botanical – Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens

Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens, NSW

Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens, NSW

Our holiday in New South Wales

September 2007

One of the places we wanted to visit during this holiday was the Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens in the Blue Mountains north west of Sydney. On the drive from Lithgow to the gardens we had driven through some quite heavy rain showers. It was looking gloomier by the minute, so when we arrived we armed ourselves with umbrellas expecting the worst. It never rained a drop while we were there.

Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens, NSW

Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens, NSW

During our visit I was on the lookout for birds, especially those I hadn’t seen on the trip to that point. I chased a beautiful Superb Fairy-wren around some bushes but he was too slick for me, constantly hopping along the ground. I was also pleased to see some White-browed Scrubwrens but the photos didn’t turn out. They are also fast movers and hard to focus on. I heard an Eastern Whipbird but couldn’t find him in the undergrowth.

Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens

Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens

 

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