There’s a place I’ve been wanting to visit ever since a couple of my older boys told me of their discovery. It’s a bike trail but it’s accessed via a bush track which is difficult to navigate with a bike. So I didn’t ride but helped my daughter and her little friend carry their bikes through the places they couldn’t get through (or up!) without help to get to where you can actually ride. Then the four of them (two older boys had gone there earlier on their own) took off on the trail and I jogged along and took some photos in between gasps for air.
I saw what I thought was cattails from a distance but on closer inspection proved to be Pampas grass Cortaderia selloana. It looked lovely swaying in the breeze but it’s considered to be a weed here.
This was an interesting spot as it had been back-burned for fire hazard reduction in the wooded areas which the bike trail passed through and new growth jumped out here and there in splashes of green.