Mary Bell Blog


Plover Appreciation Day

September 16 is Plover Appreciation Day. Plovers are a group of birds found worldwide that make nests on the ground and live on beaches, lakes, shores, wetlands and grasslands.

Waratah wonder

Waratah wonder

There’s something to wonder about Waratahs. They are really special flowers. To me they signify some special people in my life. I really love their rich red colour, and the strong upright presence of...


Star trail movies – learning by doing

I have enjoyed developing my skills in creating star trail movies using my Nikon COOLPIX P900 camera. I am grateful to my sister for sharing and inspiring me about creating star trail movies. I had not come across them previously. Some friends have asked what is involved, so sharing what I have learned so far in this post.


Pink Flannel Flowers on Gundungurra Country

Pink Flannel Flowers Actinotus forsythii on Gundungurra Country in the Blue Mountains. These less common flannel flowers have responded in a swathe of colour near Katoomba New South Wales after the Black Summer of...

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY Nature Know acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we live and walk upon. We value their deep and continued spiritual connection to the land, waters, seas and forests and pay our respects to their Ancestors and Elders past, present and emerging.