I had today off from work so me and mum went for a walk around Lake Wilcox. We're both going to be there for an 'art in the park' event on the 16th (next Saturday) so were curious what was around the area. Here's what we saw
There was some kind of Kayaking lesson going on
Along with some larger boats tied to a dock
Of course, I quickly gravitated towards the more natural scenery.
This Crested White Drake caught my attention for a while. It allowed me to actually get quite close while it was cleaning itself.
Interestingly enough the Crested White Duck "is a duck breed descended from the Mallard. It has its appearance because it is heterozygous for a genetic mutation causing a deformity of the skull." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crested_duck_(breed))
If a duck is homozygous for the mutation (meaning that both of the alleles it has have the mutation rather than just one) then the mutation is fatal and the duck will never be born.
Pretty crazy huh??
I also saw some cool looking pink cone flowers
I have seen this flower before, but the name is evading me - help anyone???
It certainly shows the Fibonacci numbers well though!!
This feather floating in the water caught my eye too. It's amazing how small things can look so cool when you really think about them.
I wasn't the only one taking photos though - look who I spotted!! :D Love you mum!!
It's ok though - she started it!!