One day, I’ll take a picture of a Ring-tailed Possum. There is a whole colony that lives around here and they let us know it by leaving lovely droppings all over the place – on our fence and near the plants. I just sweep them up and throw them in my plants as fertilizer. These are Aussie Possums – very cute and marsupials. They are not the weird-looking Possums you get in North America. I wonder why they are both called Possums? I once saw one on my fence with a baby on her back…if only I had my camera!! Cute as they are, they wreak havoc to any garden with succulent shoots – oh and yes, they loved my David Austin roses!! Because I hate losing my plants, I have them in pots (they look sad because it’s winter) and they are fully covered by a bird net:
Anyway, here is another parrot – the Adelaide Rosella, that was in my garden over the weekend while I was trying to plant bok choy, sweet peas, green onions and peonies. Adelaide Rosellas are a cross between Yellow Rosellas and Crimson Rosellas (bright red & gorgeous). This guy was eating the red berries in the tree next to my fence.