Cygnus atratus at Copley Retention Dam.
Moss living seeping spring water on a vertical outcrop at Nantiburry Springs, Warraweena.Continue reading “Moss: Warraweena”
River Redgum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) seedlings growing in a creek bed at Warraweena, five months after flooding rains.
Sida petrophila, Rock Sida, flowering on the roadside at Copley.Continue reading “Rock Sida”
Adult Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Copley.
Immature Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes have yet to develop a full throat of black feathers.
Caper White Butterfly (Belenois java) feeding on Cattlebush, Stubbs Waterhole, Arkaroola in mid winter. Caper White Butterflies are a migratory species breeding inland on caper bushes (various species of the genus Capparis such as the Iga) and Australian Sandalwood. In some years, the adults disperse towards the coast as far south as Tasmania despite their food source being largely confined to semi arid locations such as the Flinders Ranges. More information on the Caper White Butterfly here.Continue reading “Caper White Butterfly feeding on Cattlebush”
Tree Martin seen feeding on insects in flight and returning regularly to a nest in the high hollow of a Eucalyptus tree, Arkaroola.