Red Back Spider

Beautiful, but deadly. Red back spider (Latrodectus hasseltii), one of only two animals where the male has been found to actively assist the female in sexual

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Sleeping Hibiscus

Malvaviscus Penduliflorus False hibiscus/sleeping hibiscus Sweet nectar at base of the flower. Flowers, leaves, and roots edible as well. String can be made from the bark and the stems are good for making fire by friction

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Bottle Brush

We are harvesting the sweet nectar from callistemon flowers. All of the “bottle brush” style flowers can have nectar and this variety is bloody awesome! The new growth can be dried and used as

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Centipede

Who said centipedes dont make good mothers? This variety doesnt hurt too much when they bite but beware of the big yellow ones with green legs…those bad boys can pack a real punch. You

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Wombat Berries

Wombat Berries, Eustrephus latifolius. In fruit, edible white pith (spit the seeds) and lots of sweetish edible roots which are good raw but better cooked. Always leave a few so the plant can survive. There

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Acacia Gall

This is an acacia gall. You can eat the tiny wasp larvae in the middle but the woody part is extremely astringent. These galls get huge on bloodwood trees in the desert, have edible

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Grass Tree

Check out how much nectar is on this grass tree flower. I followed a honeyeater through the bush checking out what he was eating and he led me to this

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