Red clover (& obligatory skink)

Trifolium pratense (Red clover)

Trifolium pratense (Red clover)

This is a two-year-old Red Clover (Trifolium pratense), grown from seeds (and Rhizobia inoculum) supplied by Green Harvest Organic Gardening Supplies.

It’s a pretty plant but not altogether suited to the purpose for which I acquired it: providing the rabbits with food all year round. Red clover is a biennial and its growth slows down to a crawl during winter. Of course, the plant is absolutely flourishing now that it’s Spring.

Here’s the gammy-legged skink again. The damaged leg and tail scarring can be seen in this picture but are obviously not in focus.

Eulamprus quoyii (Eastern Water Skink)

Eulamprus quoyii (Eastern Water Skink)

A closeup of the damaged leg, which has not only lost its toes but has a very limited range of motion:

Damaged leg

Damaged leg

Camera: Pentax K100D Super with Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED zoom lens. Ambient light (cloudy, overcast) only. Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.


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