Creatures in Australia made from Trees

“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” – Charles Schultz

These are Australian animals made from tree trunks. I am not sure if this is an authentic tree trunk but it seems like it. These cute sculptures can be found in my usual walking trail. Captions were written on a plate at the back of the figures, but as usual, some people have vandalised them.

This is my entry for BeckyB’s Square Challenge- TreeSquare, for Marsha’ and Cee’s Photographing Public Art Challenge – PPAC, for Sculpture Saturday and for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday

I am Wendy the Wombat

People call me a common wombat, but I don’t think I’m common at all. I live in a burrow that I have been digging for years. I sleep all day and only come out at night to feed. All I do is eat, sleep & dig. Oh what a life. I have lost several friends now. Motor cars move so fast & we move so slow, we just can’t get out of the way quickly.

I am Blue the Kangaroo

I am an Eastern Grey Kangaroo. There used to be lots of us here, but now there is only me. I like to eat grass & shrubs and because I am big, I can bound over fences easily. I am a marsupial mammal. When I was born I was very, very small, blind, hairless and only partly formed. I crawled into my mother’s pouch until I was six months old & drank milk from a teat in the pouch. I was called a joey & was almost as big as my mother by then.

I am Polly the Platypus

I am unique to Australia, and I am an egg laying mammal (or monotreme). I lay two soft shelled eggs in a burrow that I dig into the bank just above the waterline where it is safe. After the eggs hatch my babies feed on milk that oozes from special ducts in my skin. I live in the water near houses but rubbish is a big problem for me. Rubber bands, fishing line & broken glass can be very harmful.

I am Abby the Yabby

I am a fresh water crustacean. I don’t have a skeleton, just a shell on the outside which occasionally I have to moult.

Sorry but the signage was vandalised so I am not able to read the rest of the caption.

I am Ken Kookaburra

According to aboriginal legends, my familiar rollicking laugh was a signal to the sky people to light the great fire that lights and warms the earth. I am very protective of my territory & my call is actually a warning from my family group to our neighbours. My group consist of my partner and I (a breeding pair), our young ones and several of our offspring from other years. My partner lays her eggs in an old nearby hollow tree. We often sit around patiently waiting in the garden looking for food: frogs, lizards, mice & the occasional hand out.


  1. klara says:

    beautiful post, I love those sculptures.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks. happy that you liked them.

  2. eklastic says:

    These are really fun!

    1. Teresa says:

      👍🏼 Thanks.

  3. These all make me smile 😃

    1. Teresa says:

      That makes me wanna smile too with your comment 😀

      1. 😃😃

  4. These are lovely. What a pity some of the captions are vandalised. Such a destructive and pointless thing to do.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Roberta and exactly my thoughts.

  5. Dan Antion says:

    The statues are fun to look at. Cool post, Teresa.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Dan!

  6. BeckyB says:

    oh these are just fabulous – unique #TreeSquares

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks a lot Becky!

  7. Toonsarah says:

    These are fun!

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes…so fun posting about this.

  8. Leya says:

    So cool!

    1. Teresa says:

      Happy that you found it cool, AC.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for the link!

  9. They look very interesting, Teresa!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Miriam! Happy to share…

  10. Marsha says:

    Teresa, these are fabulous finds. I love the Charles Schultz quote, too. So if the world ends in Australia, we’ve got a day left everywhere else on this side of the dateline. 🙂 I got to see some of those animals, not the cute art, when I went to Healesville. I brought home Wombie and several stuffed friends.

    1. Teresa says:

      Oh, that is good that you have visited Melbourne, Marsha. And by the way happy Sunday to you.

      1. Marsha says:

        Same to you, my friend. Happy Monday tomorrow. 🙂

  11. maristravels says:

    You definitely get the prize for most unusual trees. I love these.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Maris, definitely unusual.

  12. These are wonderful, Teresa. Thanks also for combining posts, something I did as well. Keeps my Reader inbox less crowded. 🙂


    1. Teresa says:

      Haha it is exciting combining challenges. Thanks Janet!

  13. smkelly8 says:

    A terrific post! These are adorable. Thanks for joining.

    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure!

  14. Cee Neuner says:

    Oh what fun tree creatures you have captured for this week. 😀 😀 So very delightful Teresa 😀

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Cee.

  15. Ahhh! These are so lovely and the text is heartbreaking. <3 <3 <3

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Manja … also for taking the time to read it.

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