Short Bush Walk on Black Mountain

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Amelia on Black Mountain with Telstra Tower
On our way out of Canberra today, we stopped on Black Mountain to have a look at Telstra Tower, then pulled over for a short bush walk, as they call hikes here in Australia.

Canberra is Ngunnawal Country, and we learned more about the indigenous people of the area while on our bush walk.  Here is Amelia in front of an information board about the Ngunnawal people of Canberra.

Adam and I love Canberra, and it was a beautiful late fall afternoon for a short walk through the Australian bush. 

The sun was setting, and the light coming through the trees reflected off the white bark of the eucalyptus trees.

Yellow Wattle
I'm a bit lost when looking at Australian flora, but I take pictures and attempt to identify plants later through my app or by asking the locals (my Australian Mom and Dad).

Unable to identify this Australian perennial found growing beneath the eucalyptus trees.
I'm not sure what the perennial pictured above is, but it reminds me of my goldenrod ferns at home.  Some of them had old stalks from the former season that would have been in bloom at one point, but I was unable to find information about them.

Our time in Canberra came to a close after our short bush walk, and before we knew it, it was time to pack up in the car and start on the road for the drive home to Dapto.  We saw some kangaroos this time, but from a great distance.  When Juniper came with us last year, we saw hundreds in a field right next to the road heading out of Canberra, as well as a few hopping around atop Mt. Ainsley. 

Next week, we are heading up to Coffs Harbour for five days, and will finish our trip with three days in Sydney before we fly home.  Our trip is flying by, but has so far been a lovely time visiting our home away from home in Australia.


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