06/12/23 Flora & Insect survey: Yellingbo

Notes from: a Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater hosted citizen science event.
A gentle 2 km/h breeze and rising to 22.5 deg C at midday - perfect morning for our survey!
A couple of the Large Tongue-orchids were in flower, and just the hint of colour in a Rosy Hyacinth Orchid, whilst most were still in bud. Sadly, it wasn't uncommon to see these two species of orchid, plus Flag Lily and Small Grass Tree flower spikes browsed. One feral deer was seen, whilst deer scats were seen through the site. In amongst this however were all sorts of other fabulous things, including Common Brown and Swordgrass Brown Butterflies on the wing, stunning Satin-green Forester Moths, a couple of skinks scurrying, a solitary Red-anther Wallaby Grass (why just one we wondered??), and a Wandering Ghost Spider just newly emerged from its outgrown exoskeleton. What looked like a sea of sedges and grasses, turned out to have loads of hidden gems! Great job everyone!!
Many thanks to Lisa and Robert for sharing their fabulous home-baked Christmas treats! No-one left hungry 😊💓

Publicado el 06 de diciembre de 2023 por regnans regnans


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