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.
|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.