Woodlands walk report 5 dec
Well what a treat we had tonight for our sold out tour. As the storm clouds loomed we were very lucky not to need the rain jackets. Flashes of lightning in the distance lit up the woodlands and as the large moon rose; out came the eastern bettongs. Our first bettong was happy to sit around and put on a show as it enjoyed a drink of sap from a wattle tree. The second and third bettongs were also not in a rush to move on. Such a wonderful experience to watch them go about their nightly routine. A real treat later on was watching a tawny frogmouth owl land in a tree and pretend it was a tree branch. The garden orb weaving spiders were out in great numbers building their webs for an evening of insect catching. Luckily my torch could easily pickup the web so we didn’t get up close and personal with them. Only one rabbit was seen on the walk so it looks like the Rangers are doing a great job with the rabbit control program. There were also many kangaroos and wallabies out tonigh. And much to my pleasure some of the frogs are still calling, including Peron’s tree frog and the striped marsh frog.