Yass 2021

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Hi Everyone.

I visited my property at Yass today having not seen it for months due to the lockdown. This year the daffodils “growing wild” had to fend for themselves unseen by me. The kangaroos are a disaster, but for all that, lots of daffodils have survived.

There are still a few cyclamineus.

Maybe the poets like being choked in tall grass.

And sat on and fought over.

I recall being asked about footage of kangaroos. This gives you some idea of what might have been seen at World Convention 2020 or 2021. It is too big for Daffnet but can be downloaded from here if anyone is interested: – http://trevaniondaffodils.com.au/images/pv/Kang_2077.AVI

Not a pretty sight for me but, for visitors, probably more interesting than the daffodils.

It’s been a grim year but who could tell that anything was amiss?

3 comments for “Yass 2021

  1. Thanks for sharing the link to the video. That’s a lot of kangaroos! I never imagined so many traveling together.  Do they travel very far or tend to stay in one area? I assume they would prefer to eat other plants over daffodils, but I can’t imagine the damage they would do just by hopping through a patch!

  2. Hi Becky,

    This block is heaven for them with plenty of shelter and grass. When disturbed they just hop around in circles and are not much bothered by people. Sometimes they flee the property but are back in no time. Unfortunately their favorite resting place is where lots of seedlings were planted.

    They don’t eat the daffodils but they do trample things. I had to stop using weedicide because it made the exposed soil too soft. Planting new seedlings there is fairly pointless. The bed of naturalizing cyclamineus has been almost completely destroyed. Not sure about the triandrus and apodanthi.

  3. Lovely property! I bet it’s even more amazing in bloom.

    Lawrence, that video is amazing! The property looks like heaven, but that MOB of kangaroos was sort of astonishing to me (probably to a lot of us).

    I had to look it up….. mob
    A group of kangaroos (usually ten or more roos) is known as a mob, troop, or court. A kangaroo has excellent hearing.

    It sort of reminded me of Jurassic World, LOL! They look dangerous!

    Suzy

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