An avid bird fan for most of her life, author Liz
Davies hit the jackpot when she and husband Stephen moved from suburban
Ohio to the rural outskirts of Melbourne, Australia. Their adventure
begins with sad goodbyes to their Ohio avian flock. But sadness is quickly
replaced with the joy of living in a place where colourful native parrots
and other wild birds are regular visitors.
Kookaburras, cockatoos, magpies and more! They're all here - many of them
amazingly unafraid of the human residents of their forest home.
Life in the rainforest is sometimes frustrating, often hilarious and
occasionally more than a little dangerous, but the natural beauty of the
place pulls at the heart. Despite enormous spiders, wildlife devouring her
flower garden and the very real threat of bushfire, author Davies remains,
making her home among the giant gum trees of southeastern Australia.
Altogether an engaging memoir that looks at the
Dandenong Ranges through the eyes of someone new to Australia, Australians
and Australian wildlife.
Available at: Amazon.com