The Willy Wagtails have done an magical job building an almost spherical nest on only a small ‘branch’ of pipe. However the black snake warming itself by the side of the shed has obviously had his eye on the nest and is probably waiting until these three eggs hatch for a tasty dinner, breakfast and lunch.
National Parks and Nature Reserves within 30min – 90min drive
Bald Rock– 60 mins north
Basket Swamp – 60 mins north
Bolivia Hill – 10 mins east
Boonoo Boonoo – 60 mins north
Gibraltar Range – 75 mins east
Girraween – 70 mins north
Kings Plains – 60 mins west
Torrington – 25 mins west
Washpool – 75 mins east
Here are some local recommendations from Anketell Forest. Check opening hours with venue.
- Kurrajong Downs Vineyard, Tenterfield (Est 1996 – Bruxner Hwy, east of Tenterfield) – Vineyard, cellar door, and restuarant. Ph: 02 6736 4590
- Deetswood Wines, Tenterfield (Est 1996 – Washpool Creek Rd, Tenterfield) – Vineyard and cellar door. Ph: 02 6736 1322
- Wright Robertson, Glencoe (Est 1999 Certified Organic – “Waratah Ridge”, New England Highway, Glencoe) – Cellar door. Ph 0422 203 817 or 02 6733 3220
You may also want to visit some Granite Belt wineries (45-90min north on the New England Highway).