Monday, 11 January 2016

Critters

Apologies for the unscheduled outage for the last few weeks. Life got in the way.

It's been an interesting couple of weeks for critters in this neck of the woods. The ongoing work in the garden here and in the adjacent reserve may be paying off, or it may just be luck, but either way we've had an abundance of visiting wildlife. The usual Crimson Rosellas, Rainbow Lorikeets and so on have been around. But we also spotted this: 
Echidnas are diurnal and so easier to see during the day
than many woodland mammals
Their sharp spines make for good defense against
predators, native or introduced. 
There are plenty of other interesting creatures around too, particularly in the insect department.  
A classic pose on a plant pot!

The pale patches on this moth's wings can make for
surprisingly good camouflage, though this isn't the
best hiding place....
Bonus critter: this is a net casting spider (Deinopsis,
probably D. subrufa), spotted prowling in the undergrowth.
For more see here
Blue Triangle, Orchard Swallowtail and other butterflies are also in evidence, as well as innumerable cicadas and preying mantises in various shapes and sizes. What have you seen in your neck of the woods recently? 

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