A lovely afternoon for a picnic

My daughter is in year 1 and this term they are learning all about animals and their habitats.  We often go for ‘bush walks’ I suppose you could call them – we prefer the term, ‘Adventures’.  One of our favourite places to adventure in is the wetlands near our house.  And after a busy morning of ballet practice and soccer games Miss 6 asked me if we could go Kangaroo spotting today so she could gather some research and get some photos for her teachers.

We have found a number of mobs of kangaroos and wallabies in Tichi Tamba before but these aren’t tamed marsupials that will welcome you into their habitat.  These are wild kangaroos and very timid.  In particular the big males are not fond of people coming close especially when their are young ones around.

So we set off just before dusk to hopefully spot some kangaroos and I took along the camera as it is one of my favourite places to get some beautiful family shots in the wide open spaces in the lovely soft afternoon light.  My eldest brought a book, of course and Miss 6 was taking notes and making diagrams.  I only managed to capture one dodgy shot of a little wallaby family (I think) – no tripod and failing light and very shy animals. I’m sure we will be heading back soon – perhaps next time 🙂

 

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