20/10/23 Twilight survey: Yellingbo

Notes from: a Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater hosted citizen science event.
A fabulous team of Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater volunteers from our Youth Reference Group and regular citizen science program hit the tracks on a still, warm, 22 deg C night to survey for frogs, birds and nocturnal species in Yellingbo. We were welcomed by a cloud of 1000s of flying ants and other insects on the wing, a sign of spring warmth.
Up to 4 species of frogs were recorded calling (Southern Brown Tree Frog, Striped Marsh Frog - all confirmed, and TBC Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog and Peron's Frog). The team recorded 5 mammal species (Ringtail Possums x3, Brushtail Possums x4, a Sugar Glider, a Swamp Wallaby and Micro bats x2) and 23 bird species including White-necked Heron, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Southern Boobook and Willie Wagtail. Plus, some fabulous invertebrates including 4 different species of Wolf Spider, a large, spectacularly coloured leech, an Emerald Moth, a Social Huntsman Spider, a Ground and Ant-mimic Sac Spider and a Giant Cockroach hitching a ride.
It's pure pleasure sharing this special part of the world with people who find joy and wonder in the natural world. Thank you everyone - a great team effort 🙂

Publicado el 23 de octubre de 2023 por regnans regnans


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