Archivos de diario de mayo 2021

15 de mayo de 2021

11/05/21 Flora & Fungi survey: Yellingbo

The fungi is prolific at the moment! Six volunteers headed out to explore an unmade track on a still, overcast morning to see if we could find flowering plants and fungi. We didn't manage to find too many flowering plants, but lots of fungi, lichens, mosses, liverworts.... Insects would have been a bonus, but just one to be seen, a Crane Fly. It was a pretty quiet day for birds, but it's always good to see and hear Gang-gang Cockatoos - 3 of them were filling the bush with their calls this morning, in the same spot we saw them a few weeks back, making great use of the tall Eucs of the Reserve beside the open paddocks of adjoining farmland.
What a great way to spend a few hours together :)

Ingresado el 15 de mayo de 2021 por regnans regnans | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

24 de mayo de 2021

19/05/21 Bird survey: Yellingbo

Our Bird surveys are blending with Fungi surveys at the moment (fungi converts in the making!). We can't help but stop for species with fantastic names like the Elegant Blue Webcap, Orange Peel Fungus, Snow Fungus, Salmon Eggs, Witch's Butter and a vibrant blue one from the Genus Chlorociboria. A White-throated Treecreeper was pecking away at a fresh White Punk fungus, a species with cultural significance to the Traditional Owners of the land we are surveying, the Wurundjeri. A quick google search shows that certain insect larvae feed on this fungus, which more than likely explains why the Treecreeper sought it out. The natural world at work. Three Jacky Winter's chose the same sunny spot as us to have something to eat. We opted for camp stools whilst the fence and powerlines were their vantage point. Everyone stood silent when Ryan said, "Hey, I've just seen two Southern Emu-wrens over there." At this time of year, we need to look hard for flowering plants and we've noticed the frogs have fallen almost quiet, but that's why we're doing it - what do the seasons hold - the Yellow Hakea and Silver Banksia are both a stunning splash of yellow and a food source for many species! Thanks to Rachel for recording our bird list, and to everyone for recording what we see :)

Ingresado el 24 de mayo de 2021 por regnans regnans | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario
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