22/09/22 Flora & Frog survey: Yellingbo

A beautiful morning greeted us to a flora survey where we haven't done one before. Seven people, including 2 new people to our flora surveys, found several large colonies of Maroonhoods, interspersed with Common Bird Orchids. We also found some Sun Orchids with flower spikes just emerging which we'll check on in the coming weeks. Which species are they? After all the rain it was boggy underfoot in what we would expect to be much drier areas. There wasn't a lot of insect life but it was nice to see some species around such as the White-spotted Swift Spider, a glossy red coloured Leaf Beetle and more. Just 2 species of frogs calling today, the Common Eastern Froglets were abundant, whilst we heard a solitary Pobblebonk. A highlight was seeing what we suspect were 2 Swamp Harriers seeming to harass a Wedge-tailed Eagle, flying high above the swamp. Another highlight was everyone saying what a great day they had out in the bush :)

Posted by regnans regnans, September 22, 2022 06:51 AM

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