Frogs and Orchids

2 September 2013

I spent the afternoon chasing dragonflies (with limited success) and made it to Deep Lead with fading light. At a dam the Limnodynastes dumerili (Eastern Banjo Frog or Pobblebonk) were busy calling and I was even able to capture a short video of what appears to be two males jousting: http://youtu.be/UzBTWYFYLlU. I saw and heard numerous more frogs in the evening (selected photos and audio below).

I still managed to see some interesting orchids before it got too dark. One flower that looked different amongst the many was this Blue orchid that appears to be a hybrid between Caladenia caerulea and Pheladenia deformis. Another Caladenia caerulea (Blue Fingers) certainly got my attention with its deformed flower with just too many parts.

In the evening where I was going to camp a dragonfly came flying in and hung herself on the roof. I suspect the car may have disturbed her rest as I drove nearby and the internal light was all she could see. I released her to a nearby bush.

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image/jpegant Myrmecia nigriceps Tottington130902-9242.jpg i02-Sep-2013 08:02  82.8 KB 800×608
image/jpegant Myrmecia nigriceps Tottington130902-9243.jpg i02-Sep-2013 08:02 127 KB 960×640
image/jpegbee Apis mellifera Tottington130902-9269.jpg i02-Sep-2013 09:35  53.7 KB 672×576
image/jpegbee Apis mellifera Tottington130902-9270.jpg i02-Sep-2013 09:37  95.9 KB 880×640
image/jpegbee Apis mellifera Tottington130902-9303.jpg i02-Sep-2013 10:21  53.7 KB 800×640
image/jpegdragonfly Hemicordulia tau ♀ LakeFyans130902-9573.jpg i02-Sep-2013 21:19  99.5 KB 800×800
image/jpegflower Wurmbea dioica Tottington130902-9369.jpg i02-Sep-2013 11:48  65.9 KB 768×640
audio/x-mpgfrog chorus DeepLead130902-9533.mp3 10-Sep-2013 22:37 433 KB
audio/x-mpgfrog chorus LakeFyans130902-9553.mp3 10-Sep-2013 22:40 265 KB
image/jpegfrog Crinia parinsignifera DeepLead130902-9536.jpg i02-Sep-2013 19:09 113 KB 720×640
audio/x-mpgfrog Limnodynastes dumerilii Tottington130902-9373.mp3 10-Sep-2013 19:47 230 KB
image/jpegfrog Limnodynastes dumerili DeepLead130902-9541.jpg i02-Sep-2013 19:22 106 KB 800×600
image/jpegfrog Limnodynastes dumerili DeepLead130902-9547.jpg i02-Sep-2013 19:36 120 KB 800×600
image/jpegfrog Limnodynastes dumerili LakeFyans130902-9554.jpg i02-Sep-2013 20:28  89.6 KB 768×512
image/jpegfrog Limnodynastes dumerili LakeFyans130902-9560.jpg i02-Sep-2013 20:30  35.4 KB 640×480
image/jpegfrog Neobatrachus sudelli LakeFyans130902-9563.jpg i02-Sep-2013 20:32 179 KB 960×720
image/jpegfrog Neobatrachus sudelli LakeFyans130902-9564.jpg i02-Sep-2013 20:32  65.7 KB 880×576
image/jpegfrog Neobatrachus sudelli LakeFyans130902-9585.jpg i02-Sep-2013 21:49 115 KB 768×560
image/jpegorchid Arachnorchis fulva DeepLead130902-9467.jpg i02-Sep-2013 17:23  37.8 KB 640×720
image/jpegorchid Arachnorchis fulva DeepLead130902-9474.jpg i02-Sep-2013 17:28  80.5 KB 800×1120
image/jpegorchid Arachnorchis fulva DeepLead130902-9487.jpg i02-Sep-2013 17:34  63.6 KB 800×640
image/jpegorchid Arachnorchis fulva DeepLead130902-9493.jpg i02-Sep-2013 17:37  44.9 KB 640×736
image/jpegorchid Caladenia caerulea (aberrant) DeepLead130902-9510.jpg i02-Sep-2013 17:52  61.9 KB 960×768
image/jpegorchid Caladenia caerulea (aberrant) DeepLead130902-9512.jpg i02-Sep-2013 17:53  48.5 KB 880×640
image/jpegorchid Caladenia caerulea DeepLead130902-9506.jpg i02-Sep-2013 17:48  62 KB 736×640
image/jpegorchid Caladenia caerulea X Pheladenia deformis DeepLead130902-9502.jpg i02-Sep-2013 17:45  43.8 KB 720×640
image/jpegorchid Caladenia caerulea X Pheladenia deformis DeepLead130902-9504.jpg i02-Sep-2013 17:46  47.6 KB 560×784
image/jpegorchid Caladenia caerulea X Pheladenia deformis DeepLead130902-9505.jpg i02-Sep-2013 17:47  76.4 KB 960×720
image/jpegorchid Caladenia fuscata Tottington130902-9236.jpg i02-Sep-2013 07:38  53.3 KB 800×640
image/jpegorchid Diuris chryseopsis DeepLead130902-9460.jpg i02-Sep-2013 17:19  47.8 KB 880×608
image/jpegorchid Diuris chryseopsis DeepLead130902-9463.jpg i02-Sep-2013 17:21  33.1 KB 880×640
image/jpegorchid Diuris pallustris Tottington130902-9241.jpg i02-Sep-2013 10:09  40.7 KB 640×608
image/jpegorchid Diuris pallustris Tottington130902-9316.jpg i02-Sep-2013 10:45  77.8 KB 912×640
image/jpegorchid Diuris pardina Tottington130902-9241.jpg i02-Sep-2013 07:50  88.9 KB 800×1280
image/jpegorchid Glossodia major DeepLead130902-9526.jpg i02-Sep-2013 18:23  36 KB 800×560
image/jpegorchid Pheladenia deformis Tottington130902-9343.jpg i02-Sep-2013 11:05 102 KB 800×1200
image/jpegorchid Pterostylis nana DeepLead130902-9522.jpg i02-Sep-2013 18:07  71.4 KB 560×800
image/jpegsundew Drosera hookeri Tottington130902-9362.jpg i02-Sep-2013 11:36  82.2 KB 960×720

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