1st - 7th February, 2019
Rainy, moonless nights - perfect for moths!
Ghost moths are often attracted to our house lights on wet nights in late Summer.
Other night-time visitors
Our walls and windows house a rich ecosystem of predators and prey
Day-time arthropod activity
A Collection of Caterpillars
We think we know the species identity of at least some of these. But the only way to tell for sure is to rear them through to the adult moth stage in our “Buddy Tank”. We’ll keep you posted…
Summer Raptor Visitors
We were wondering for some time why we’d seen few small birds on the block during the Summer. The reason became apparent a couple of weeks ago. We then realised that the bird calls we’ve been hearing for some weeks were those of Brown Goshawks.
We tracked the calls to the back gully, where we discovered a pair of juvenile birds - constantly begging for food. Parents were seen at times ferrying small prey to the gully, but we never actually observed them feeding the youngsters.