Blackbutt Reserve…

Before you go getting any ideas, blackbutt is an Australian tree in the eucalyptus family. The Blackbutt Reserve, in Newcastle, is more than a park and not really a zoo. It’s a reserve providing a home to many Australian animals. And trees :-).

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This duck was the first critter I noticed. Does it look to you like he’s trying not to own that pile next to him?

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The high point was seeing the wombats (Catherine’s favorite animal) being fed. They are nocturnal but the reserve feeds them in the morning so that people can see them before they go to bed. This is Sally, 3 years old.

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And this is Clyde, who is 15. They live in different enclosures, side by side, because they are solitary animals. It appears to work for them very well.

 

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The koalas were sleeping. Very soundly.

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The kangaroos seemed thoughtful, as if they were plotting an escape.

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My favorites were the very pretty male Gouldian finches. The females were nice, but not as showy. And none posed for me.

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This fine fellow posed and posed.

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The rain started as we left. Excellent timing!

8 thoughts on “Blackbutt Reserve…

  1. The Gouldian Finches are my favorite too–what a handsome fellow! How nice that he was so accommodating in posing for you!

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  2. On Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 12:48 AM Piece O Cake Blog wrote:

    > Becky Goldsmith posted: “Before you go getting any ideas, blackbutt is an > Australian tree in the eucalyptus family. The Blackbutt Reserve, in > Newcastle, is more than a park and not really a zoo. It’s a reserve > providing a home to many Australian animals. And trees :-). This du” >

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  3. Becky,

    Where are the pictures that go with this? I am enjoying all your posts from Down Under. We have a son and family that have lived there for 15 years. They lived in the Outback first, but now are in the Brisbane area. So much to see in that large country. The Cathedral in Newcastle was amazing. Love the quilted banners and all the needlework. My husband and I have been there twice.

    Julia Heim, QUEST Quilter from Little Rock, AR

    Sent from Julie’s iPad

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  4. Sorry for the email I just sent asking for the pictures, they appeared right after I sent it😀😀

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