Gippsland Day 2 - Mitchell River

10 February 2011
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I ended up spending the entire day at the picturesque Mitchell River National Park, mainly walking along the river and observing the dragonflies flying and butterflies fluttering. I was also lucky enough to watch a platypus paddling about — you too can watch as I took this short video.

There were many insects about in the humidity including this colony of native bees — I'm not sure what they are doing but they seemed to have been huddled together overnight and it was still too cold for them to be about much. Also fairly slow were the numerous large beetles but this ant was up to the task of transporting a relatively huge seed back home. Too fast for me were many butterflies, significant amongst them for this part of the country were a few Large Orchard Swallowtails Papilio aegeus and a nice big Monarch Danaus plexippus danced bye too.

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image/jpegdamselfly Diphlebia nymphoides Mitchell110210-9719.jpg i10-Feb-2011 17:30  26.9 KB 720×480
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image/jpeglizard Physignathus lesueurii Mitchell110210-9543.jpg i10-Feb-2011 11:08 107 KB 720×640
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image/jpegscene Mitchell110210-9655.jpg i10-Feb-2011 14:36  64.5 KB 720×480
image/jpegwallaby Wallabia bicolor Mitchell110210-9699.jpg i10-Feb-2011 16:32 109 KB 656×528

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