Thursday, 26 September 2019

Gold Coast Botanical Gardens

Wednesday 13 August

The Hungry Hikers are always on the lookout for somewhere new to walk. I receive e-mails from several local tourists groups, advertising what's on and where to go. It was in a recent e-mail from Enjoy the Gold Coast, that I learnt of the existance of their Botanical Gardens at Ashmore. It was a delightful walk of 5km, followed by another 5km along the beach front at Broadbeach.
 













This baby rosella parrot was being dived on by both crows and noisy miner birds. We were relieved when the park ranger came to its rescue.











The world of 'rock hiding' has suddenly become apparent to me. On my previous visit to PEI, I found my first and since then 2 more locally.



Another wonderful day in our great outdoors down under. A destination to be revisited and being highly recommended to friends.

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17 comments:

  1. It does seem a wonderful place to wander through-- slowly!

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    1. A shame it isn't advertised more. It was a fluke that I read about it.

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  2. I love botanical gardens. It looks like a wonderful day for a walk with creatures great and small.

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  3. Lovely pics of an even lovelier place. Thanks for the tour :)

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  4. Such stunning reflections in your photos. A lovely place for a walk I feel.

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  5. The gardens look very well planned and spring is such a lovely time to visit any garden.

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    1. It's hard to beat our natives when they are in full bloom.

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  6. Such fabulous flowers and birds and oh, those trees!
    Why was the small parrot targeted by other birds? Fortunately it was rescued! :)
    Wishing you a happy visit in Canada, dear Helen! xx

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    1. He was very young and unable to fly any distance. Unfortunately the small, native, noisy miner bird is very territorial and this habit is reducing numbers of our smaller birds. I've even seen them chasing larger birds like the kookaburra.

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  7. It's great that you were able to rescue the Rosella, Helen, from a Mynah I believe, however, not a minor as stated!

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    1. David these were our native, Noisy Miner birds. We also have the Indian Mynah who is very similar. I have just been reading an article that suggests our miner is more of a problem than the Mynah. Then again ,another suggests otherwise.

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    2. I thought you had written minor, not miner, which is another thing entirely of course!

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  9. I love botanic gardens and try to visit if we're in a city for several days. I like the spider and web photo. Fun to see your springtime Aussie blooms and birds!

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