Welcome!

This site is about Australian wildlife, and particularly the density of species to be found in urban environments.

Most people have no idea just how many insects are around us all the time. All of these photos were taken in and around my house on ½ acre in Kelmscott, a suburb of Perth in Western Australia. Although not a bush block I have planted many native plants, leading to regular visits by insects, spiders, birds, and now bandicoots and a possum as well.

Almost every time I look, I find at least one new species, & I try to photograph them all. My first priority when I see a new species is to get a photo before it gets away. The second priority is to get a good photo. This means that some photos in this gallery aren't great, but each time I take a better photo of a particular species I replace the dodgy old photo with a good one.

Try this at your own place - you'll be surprised how many critters you find!

Larena Woodmore