who made a beeline for the camera...
he had the cutest markings and little adhesive feet. We have two
varieties of these, the other is smaller and paler and has little suction
caps. Both are seldom seen as they are night feeders and delight in
chomping the mosquitos on the screens. I have only ever had the
pleasure of seeing one of each in the 17 years we have been here on
My daughter reports that they are often seen at her place a
little further down hill. Our prevalent geckos are quite snake like
and are easily mistaken for snake hatchlings. They are about 4"-6"
long, dark grey with two pronouncesd yellow lateral stipes. At first
sight they appear to be legless. Closer inspection however reveals
their very short little legs which they propell themselves forward
in a snake like wriggle.
The grandchildren found this tiny flea ridden bunny and brought
him home and were full of excitement about taking him back with
them to Sydney as a pet. He was such a lovely colour too.
Unfortunately, not only was he full of fleas but also succumbed to
the calisi virus the next day. They had wondered why he could be
so easily picked up!
This summer the owls have not returned and I miss hearing their
call of Mopoke in the night.
To balance out, we have scores of swallows again. They are fun to
watch against the darkening sky in the evening or grazing the dams
for rising mosquiteos.
The Nature Notes Logo will take you to our host site of Rambling Woods
where many interesting observations are to be gleaned. Thank you
Michelle for hosting this informative meme.