NSW-QLD Day 8
6 April 2011
This started out as a bad day; I was an hour from where I wanted to be and in the middle of a forest.
I wanted to get to a nearby river to hunt dragonflies and the day was warming up fast.
It was a nice forest so I did decide to stop and have a look around and a creek crossing
before leaving the forest altogether and I was glad I did.
Numerous butterflies came down to drink at the water's edge, including several species
I had possibly not seen before (or at least not photographed).
At this location (Goodnight Scrub, north-west of Brisbane) I also added a new damselfly to my list:
Red-tipped Shadefly Argiocnemis rubescens
I left the forest in the early afternoon still wanting to visit the river but as it turned out
the site was destroyed by the floods — the tree lined riparian zone was now
just desolate, skeletal trees and poor habitat —
I was glad I stayed in the forest as this turned out to be one of the best days.
To top it off, travelling back in the evening I stumbled across a roadside pond with
Pygmy Wisp Agriocnemis pygmaea
and then a couple of geckos crawling around a wall in the evening.
The damsel was another new species for me as was the gecko —
I had not actually previously seen geckos in the wild at all.