Sunday, December 31, 2006
My apologies for the hiatus in postings over the last two months. Spring into Summer is a great time for insect and arachnid lifeforms, and I have been busily snapping away so as to provide some stunning photos for you the viewer of this page.
The photo above was taken by Denis Wilson on one of our field trips (looking forward to more in the new year Denis).
Denis and myself, along with Richard Jones, Andrew Jones, and Margo Hallowell will be staging an exhibition in the new year at the Fettlers Shed Gallery in Robertson.
Come along if you get the chance as it will showcase some great local talent ( I'll be there too :) ).
Hoping all had a great christmas, and wishing all a happy new year.
Some of the photos taken over the last little while are below, with dragonflies being the the focus (no pun intended) of late.
Monday, October 16, 2006
All around the Southern Highlands this year are some of the finest waratah blooms
I've seen in a while. These rare white waratah (pictured) are growing in a Robertson garden and would quite likely be clones from a plant that was found in the late 1960's by waterboard workers. SCA land, due to its pristine nature, would have many rare and endangered species within its no-go zones. It is only correct management of these areas that will allow these species to continue.
Late last week I was out at the roadside near Butlers swamp, and was lucky enough to photograph this small black cicada.
Having gone out to observe the roadside orchids, blooming at the moment, to come across this insect was a bonus.
Usually quite shy and flighty, this one was happy to pose on my finger for a photo that shows its scale quite clearly.
This particular cicada usually only emerges in the height of summer, perhaps giving some indication of the type of summer we are to have this year.
Monday, October 09, 2006
Ruby is an intergrade coastal/diamond python and is harmless, though can give a bite if upset.