S – Sea lion and Stylidium species

When visiting Kangaroo Island, our tour took in Seal Bay. This included a guided tour explaining about the endangered sea lion colony. There were also colonies of New Zealand fur seals on the island.



Stylidium species

In Tasmania we have a pink species of Stylidium but I also took a photo of a yellow plant in Western Australia. These plants are also called trigger plants. When an insect lands on the flower, the male and female reproductive organs which are fused together, snaps forward quickly.



Yellow trigger plant

C – Cockatoos and correas

I have two different species of cockatoo that frequent my garden. Both are very noisy.

The first is the sulphur crested cockatoo that loves the walnut tree in my neighbour’s garden.



The second is the yellow tailed black cockatoo which roost every night in another neighbour’s Banksia tree.


Correa species

There are 11 species of Correa and they are all native to Australia. They can be of various colours. Some are ground cover and others are small shrubs like this one growing on Kangaroo Island.