The Bents Basin
This is the Bents Basin, a deep waterhole that forms part of a gorge on the Nepean River between Camden and Penrith in New South Wales. It has a good picnic grounds, a parking area and a function building for wedding, birthday celebration, family event and many more. Bents Basin is also a perfect place for swimming, canoeing and fishing.
The river’s upstream
We visited this place in November 2012 and we saw some people having a nice day in one of the picnic area close to the river, a man swimming and another man canoeing up the river. I had several photos taken here and right upstream which was almost covered with huge rocks. The bush surrounding it is so thick yet created a fine habitat for wild birds and animals. It’s a serene place, a place to enjoy nature and relax. Some of my friends celebrated their Christmas Eve celebration here during that year.
The picnic grounds
They say that the site caters for caravan and camping but we didn’t see any campers when we came here. All we saw was, a family event taking place at the function building.
Local sketch of the area.
One room of the museum.
This Butterfly Museum not only is a collection of butterflies but also includes a variety of Moths, Beetles, Spiders, Scorpions and insects from South East Asia. When we were here, we were amazed at the huge number of collections kept here and of course of the patience of those people involved in categorizing, naming and preservation work. It took us couple of hours to go through them all. Actually, the museum caters for school groups, clubs etc.
A butterfly collection.
Another collection of butterflies.
Some insects in the museum.
Well, very interesting huh …
The Butterfly Farm is located in the Hawkesbury Region of New South Wales and we visited this museum last January 2012. At that time we too, had a fun time at Indy 800 Kart Track which is just close to the museum.
I took this photo in our backyard and it was my first time to have seen such a lovely bird as this roaming around the neighbourhood. It’s a Lorikit, a multicolored bird that most often times can be found in wildlife parks and zoos or pet shops. It was an early morning at that time at the front lawn of the house, and as I was about to open up the door of my car, I heard a unique sound, a bird chirping, and to my surprise when I got my eyes laid up to the branch of a palm tree, was this lovely coloured lorikit enjoying the day! I really couldn’t believe it, but I would suppose the bird might have gotten lost.