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Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens


Blechnum Fern

Blechnum Fern

Next to our front door we have a blechnum fern. Always enjoy seeing the unfurling fronds.

You might notice the bits of ‘fluff’ here: the nymphs (“fluffybums”) of the passion vine hopper are already out and about. I am puzzled how these teeny critters can appear in force on totally new vegetation (i.e. a long distance away from where eggs might have been deposited at the end of the previous season).

Scolypopa Australis

Scolypopa Australis


  1. The macro shot on the little critter is something else!

  2. that”s New Zealand !
    and the Blacks !!!
    kind regards from Toulouse.

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