Gippsland Day 1 - Freestone Creek
9 February 2011
I decided to go exploring for a few days in Gippsland and started off by visiting Freestone Creek again.
I saw the same species as on my previous visit a month ago
including many Arrowhead Rockmaster damselflies.
shows a male Diphlebia nymphoides
performing unusual behaviour.
This is quite a nice, rocky creek north of Briagolong with numerous campsites.
By the end of the day I ended up in Mitchell River National Park where I saw numerous insects
including this beetle
hanging on the
end of a wattle — I can only assume it crawled to off the end and just saved itself from falling.
I also spotted a female Southern Riffle Darner Notoaeschna sagittata
perched low on a gum tree.
For the first time ever I was able to get close and take reasonable photos of this species,
having previously only seen them from a distance on the Thomson River a year ago