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Monthly Archive for January, 2018

The Native Garden Ecosystem #7

Blue Skimmers, Orthetrum caledonicum are the numerous dragonfly to be seen in the garden now, with something of a puzzle connected with them. With the exception of one male, all have only faint traces of the pruinescent blue colour. At water bodies where they breed blue males are common, perhaps when they are in dry […]

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The Native Garden Ecosystem #6

Continuing with spiders, Austracantha minax, or Australian Jewel Spiders to give them their appropriate common name, have their orb webs strung close to the abundant flies on the Baeckea. They invariably manage to present their under sides to the camera so this one was gently persuaded to move to a better position. Leaf curlers, Phonognatha […]

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