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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Non-book Post: What I've been doing instead of reading, Part 1

As mentioned in my previous post, we've been getting out into nature the last few weeks (with another hike scheduled for tomorrow).  The first was a morning hike at a local park we'd never been too - an old reservoir-turned-parkland.

 

I was expecting primarily birds, because the park is still in a pretty urban area, and I got birds, but I also happily got a bit of everything else too.  I've recently become a member of inaturalist.org as a way of keeping track of, and identifying, what I find when I'm out and about; it's also a way to contribute to science.  So I got pictures of all sorts of flora and fauna.  I'll limit my sharing to a few birds, some mammals and one reptile (lizard).

 

The bird:

White-faced Heron

 

 

 The mammals:

Eastern Grey Kangaroo

 

 

Eastern Grey Kangaroo, exiting stage right

 

 

Swamp Wallaby (no swamp required)

 

 

Swamp Wallaby also exiting stage right

 

 

And the reptile:

 

Blotched Bluetongue - it's blotchy, and it has a blue tongue