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Update 18/9/17

She was near the top gate in Sept 2017. Tell us if you see her again.
She impressed the kids!

Aug 2017 Now maybe 20 wallabies and 10 kangaroos.

All the black wattles (A.mernsii) have been ringbarked by borer grubs.

A.mernsii with the dense pinnate leaves compared to A.decurrens with open leaves and the flowers in August.



2017 May. Brown goshawk (young) who flew inside the Centre and released unharmed.

peregrine falcon nest on west face
peregrine falcon nest in west face.



nest in 2001 planting, north face





There are plenty of these fellows. This one came to watch the building.
 
2017 April. Caterpillar of the wanderer butterfly on a swan plant.
kangaroo
Following the family. Now many kangaroos and wallabies on the mount.
They are a traffic hazard at dawn and dusk.


nest in 2001 planting, north face



Striped skink are very fast. They are common but shy and eat insects.
This was camped under a rock for the winter.



Cryptic grasshopper (spotted by Sean Marler)
(probably 5th instar of Goniaea australasiae)



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