Garden Diary

.At Yallaroo we live very close to nature. The gardens surrounding the house are frequented by many native bird species, four different macropods (kangaroos and wallabies) feed on the lawns and choirs of  frogs serenade us from the ornamental ponds. In spring and summer lizards are common in the gardens and the occasional snake pays a visit. Insects and spiders also inhabit the Yallaroo gardens and sometimes the house. In this section of our Site we will record our observations and describe our adventures with the wildlife that share our lives.
PS  Yallaroo is situated 20 km west of Armidale on the Northern Tablelands of NSW.

Ant-lions Leafcutter Bee White-eared Chough
Australian Magpie Lerps White-faced Heron
Avian Arrivals & Departures NEW Little Grebe White Ibis 
Backswimmers Lord Howe Island Stick Insect White-browed Scrubwren
Bird Nesting Sites Magpie White-eared Honeyeater
Black Ducks Magpie Lark (Pee Wee) White-headed Pigeon
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike Maternal Arthropods White-naped Honeyeater
Black Swan NEW Neola semiaurata  White-plumed Honeyeater 
Blue-banded Bee Noisy Friarbirds White-throated Treecreeper
Blue Bottles Ochrogaster lunifer Willie Wagtail
Blue-tongued Lizard Orchard Swallowtail Wood Scorpion
Blue Flower Wasps Pallid Cuckoo Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Blue Wrens Paper Wasps Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
Botany Bay Diamond Weevil Peron's Tree Frog
Brown-headed Honeyeater Pied Butcherbird
Brown Pigeon Pied Currawong
Brush Turkeys Plumed Whistling Dick
Burrowing Frog Praying Mantis
Burton's Legless Lizard Rainbow Birds
Buzz Pollination Rainbow Lorikeet
Caper White Butterflies Redback Spider
Carnivorous Snail Red-bellied Black Snake
Carpenter Bee Red-browed Finch
Case Moths Red-eyed Tree Frog
Common Brown Butterfly Red-naped Snake
Common Brushtail Possum Red-necked Wallaby  
Common Imperial Blue Butterfly Red Wattlebird  
Common Wombat Robber Flies  
Controversial Cockroaches Satin Bowerbird  
Crested Pigeon Shingleback Lizard   
Crimson Rosellas Silvereyes  
Double-barred Finch Sleeping Bee  
Dusky Moorhen Spiny Anteater  
Eastern Bristlebird NEW Spiny Spider  
Eastern Brown Snake Spot-tailed Quoll  
Eastern Common Froglet Spotted Grass Frog  
Eastern Rosella  Spotted Pardalote  
Eastern Spinebill St Andrews Cross Spider  
Eastern Water Dragon Steel-blue Sawflies  
Freshwater Crocodiles Steel-blue Sawflies  
Galah Stony Creek Frog  
Galls Striated Pardalote    
Golden Orb Spider Sugar Ants  
Grey Fantail Sugar Gliders  
Grey Huntsman Spider Sulphur-crested Cockatoo  
Grey Kangaroos Swamp Wallaby  
Grey Shrike-thrush Swift Moth  
Horsefield Bronze Cuckoo  Wallaroo  
Jacky Lizards Water Scorpions  
King Parrot Welcome Swallow  








Australian Magpie
Avian Arrivals and Departures
Bird Nesting Sites
Black Ducks
Blue-banded Bee
Blue Bottles
Blue Flower Wasps
NEW Blue-tongued Lizard
Blue Wrens
Botany Bay Diamond Weevil
NEW Brown Pigeon
Brush Turkeys
Burrowing Frog
Burton's Legless Lizard
Buzz Pollination
Caper White Butterflies
Carpenter Bee
Case Moths
Common Brown Butterfly
Common Brushtail Possum
Common Imperial Blue Butterfly
Common Wombat
Controversial Cockroaches
Crimson Rosellas
Dusky Moorhen
Eastern Bristlebird
Eastern Common Froglet
Eastern Water Dragon
Grey Huntsman Spider
Grey Kangaroos
Horsefield's Bronze-Cuckoo
Jacky Lizards
King Parrot
Paper Wasps
Peron's Tree Frog
Pied Butcherbird
Pied Currawong
Praying Mantis
Rainbow Birds
NEW Rainbow Lorikeet
Redback Spider
Red-bellied Black Snake
NEW Red-browed Finch
Red-necked Wallaby
NEW Red Wattlebird
Robber Flies
Sleeping Bee
Spiny Anteater
Spot-tailed Quoll
Spotted Grass Frog
Spotted Pardalote
Steel-blue Sawflies
Sugar Ants
Swamp Wallaby
Swift Moth
White-eared Chough
White-faced Heron