Meet Pete, the resident peacock and all-round show off. He blew in one day and never left – he enjoys all the attention too much to think about relocating! Pete walks right up to you and spreads his feathers, sometimes even brushing them against your face of you crouch down. Never seen anything like it. This guy epitomises the term ‘peacocking’.
As well as my rendezvous with Pete, I also had a few friends help me with my 5am wake up calls – two wallabies hopped beside me for a good seconds seconds or so and I also saw my first wild koala! It was way bigger than I had thought and teetering so precariously in this gum tree I was worried it would fall out. Pretty awesome experience though, to be out in nature, alone, so early in the morning seeing these animals just doing their thing 🦘🐨 🙌
Other exciting news for the day was we had a crazy storm blow through. Insanely loud thunder and lots of lightning, followed by a good hour of rain – wooooo! Hasn’t rained properly in months here and with all the bush fires at the moment it was a very welcomed downpour.
Us vollies (volunteers) spent the down time playing a hilarious game : the one Ross made up in Friends in the episode where the girls lose their apartment. It’s a bit like playing ‘truth’ only you have to guess whether your partner has done the things or not. Would be one thing to play it with a group of friends (as the name entails), bit playing it with people you’ve only just met made it even funnier. I’d bought a few treats when in Burleigh over the weekend, so we shared some sgar free chocolate (mock-late, for Freinds lovers out there 😉) and entertained ourselves for a few hours with this trivia!
Today’s top tip : theres a such thing as an Australian native stingless bee. They look like a cross between a fly and a bee and absolutely LOVE aloe vera plants, as it turns out. I stood amidst swarms of them this afternoon when helping in the garden 🐝