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Monthly Archive for September, 2017


Every spring it’s always good to see the first native bees appear, and on a visit to a patch of native grassland, Lasioglossum lanarium was spotted on one of the few Billy Buttons flowering in the drought-dry ground. Along the rail trail where the ground is also parched, some of the Grey Parrot-pea is in […]

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Early Spring.

Temperatures have remained cool with the result that invertebrate life is still rather scarce. The Tree Violet has been in flower with its sweet perfume attracting the first crop of flies, including a surprise, this Lauxaniid species, a significant pollinator often seen on wattle blossom. Jumping spiders are gradually appearing, this Helpis minitibunda was roaming […]

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