Critters

January Meeting Speaker

Australia has around 1600 species of native bees and Past President Sue is going to do a short segment on just one of of those – the Great Carpenter Bee. These bees are found in tropical and subtropical areas of Australia and are what we know as buzz pollinators – that is they vibrate the…

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Brown Lace Lerp

The Brown Lace Lerp is an oval, flat and soft 4mm long critter. Their wings are transparent with a wing-span of 6mm. Brown Lace Lerp feed on Eucalyptus trees. They are a small psyllid that live under a small shell-like cover called a Lerp.  Adults appear in summer and lay batches of 50-100 eggs. Eggs…

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Bower Birds

Such interesting birds. This is a post from January 2018 but thought it could do with an ‘airing’ as we have some busy Satin Bowerbirds in our garden at the moment and thought there may be other gardeners experiencing the same. David Attenborough in this clip discusses Animal behaviour of the Australian Bowerbird: The research…

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