E – Echidna and Eucalyptus species

A short beaked echidna is only found in Australia. It is one of three monotremes found in the world. The others are a platypus found in Australia and three species of long beaked echidna found in New Guinea.



These images above were taken at Beauty Point in Tasmania at the Platypus House.

Eucalyptus species

When travelling around the world, one thing I miss is the smell of the eucalypt trees. Once when bus touring in Italy, I could suddenly smell them and noticed we were travelling down an avenue of eucalypt trees.

There are over 900 species of this plant and they are often called gum trees.

This first image was taken between Pemberton and Albany in Western Australia.


This red one was taken between Bunbury and Pemberton via Manjimup in Western Australia.


This photo was taken at my home. Can you see a bonus bird as well?

Can you see the hidden parrot?