07/02/22 Flora & Frog survey: Yellingbo

It's such an unpredictable time in the world for people, and in the bush too it seems. On a warm, dry, still day, the plan was to head to where there are lots of grasses, sedges and a small freshwater dam. I was expecting more insects and birds. A couple of White-eared and New Holland Honeyeaters made an appearance, and the butterflies were certainly out, but so hard to photograph! I don't think we got any of them :(
One solitary caterpillar didn't escape Rachel's eye though, of an Australian Magpie Moth. The dam was alive with invertebrates, routinely making a dash to the surface for air, the tadpoles were large (what will they be we wondered?), and a handful of Damselflies and Dragonflies buzzed about. Some nymph cases were evident on the reeds. As we looked close to the ground at all the different herb species, and wondering where all the wildflowers were (hardly any to be seen), the hours spent concentrating on the earth washed away thoughts of anything else. We all agreed, it's a great way to get some "me time" into your life.

Posted by regnans regnans, February 07, 2022 05:46

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