Sherbrooke Forest Wildlife

24 November 2012

I spent the afternoon in Sherbrooke Forest waiting for the Alpine Redspot dragonfly Austropetalia tonyana. These breed and live as larvae by waterfalls, which is usually the only place you can observe them. On several occasions one came to watch by the falls but then flew off again into the canopy after several minutes. At one point there were two males chasing each other briefly but I saw no females.

While waiting I also observed an Echidna beside the creek, regularly scratching an itch. It then casually waded across the creek and up the bank on the other side; see video.