Hellyer Gorge to Cradle Mountain

4 February 2017

Overnight I keep my bread and water on top of the car to use nature's fridge and keep it out of reach of hungry scavengers. Unfortunately the brushtail possums were very eager to climb up my car and kept me awake doing so. I had also parked too close to a tree and a large possum climbed along the thin branches that bent over to my roof.

At Cradle Mountain it was relatively warm and sunny but very windy and it was difficult to find any invertebrates. I did manage to get a poor photo of Castiarina virginea, a rarely photographed and unique jewel beetle.

Thanks to Zac Billingham for identifying the cranefly.

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image/jpegbutton-grass Gymnoschoenus sphaerocephalus CradleMtn170204-7706.jpg i04-Feb-2017 13:27  75.3 KB 1024×768
image/jpegcranefly Leptotarsus tonnoiranus CradleMtn170204-7718.jpg i04-Feb-2017 13:57 131 KB 1200×880
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna hardyi ♀ HellyerGorge170204-7630.jpg i04-Feb-2017 08:39 199 KB 1440×800
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna hardyi ♀ HellyerGorge170204-7633.jpg i04-Feb-2017 08:41  78.8 KB 960×640
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna hardyi ♀ HellyerGorge170204-7635.jpg i04-Feb-2017 08:42 100 KB 1024×768
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna hardyi ♀ HellyerGorge170204-7637.jpg i04-Feb-2017 08:43 243 KB 1280×1040
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna hardyi ♂ CradleMtn170204-7670.jpg i04-Feb-2017 12:28 202 KB 1360×1040
image/jpegdragonfly Synthemis tasmanica ♂ ♀ CradleMtn170204-7767.jpg i04-Feb-2017 16:00 150 KB 1200×880
image/jpegflower CradleMtn170204-7720.jpg i04-Feb-2017 14:18  94 KB 960×720
image/jpegfungus Cyttaria gunnii ValeOfBelvoir170204-7809.jpg i04-Feb-2017 19:09  73.9 KB 960×720
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina virginea CradleMtn170204-7787.jpg i04-Feb-2017 16:26 117 KB 1024×768
image/jpegpossum Trichosurus vulpecula fuliginosus HellyerGorge170204-7558.jpg i04-Feb-2017 00:49 112 KB 1024×768
image/jpegscene Cradle Mountain 170204-7727.jpg i04-Feb-2017 15:01 105 KB 960×640
image/jpegscene HellyerGorge170204-7563.jpg i04-Feb-2017 07:49 193 KB 960×640
image/jpegscene HellyerGorge170204-7594.jpg i04-Feb-2017 08:07 198 KB 960×640
image/jpegscene HellyerGorge170204-7609.jpg i04-Feb-2017 08:14 155 KB 560×840
image/jpegscene Lake Lilla CradleMtn170204-7744.jpg i04-Feb-2017 15:29 131 KB 960×640
image/jpegscene Lake Lilla Dove Lake CradleMtn170204-7776.jpg i04-Feb-2017 16:05  97.4 KB 960×640
image/jpegscene Pandani CradleMtn170204-7800.jpg i04-Feb-2017 16:55 120 KB 960×640
image/jpegscene Pencil Pine Crk CradleMtn170204-7658.jpg i04-Feb-2017 11:48 134 KB 840×560
image/jpegscene ValeOfBelvoir170204-7809.jpg i04-Feb-2017 19:20  76.3 KB 960×640
image/jpegscene ValeOfBelvoir170204-7818.jpg i04-Feb-2017 19:25 105 KB 960×640
image/jpegscene ValeOfBelvoir170204-7822.jpg i04-Feb-2017 19:33 108 KB 960×640
image/jpegscene Wombat Pool CradleMtn170204-7658.jpg i04-Feb-2017 15:47 148 KB 960×640
image/jpegspider Nyssus coloripes CradleMtn170204-7694.jpg i04-Feb-2017 12:51 133 KB 880×640

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