Pollinator Link

By: Michael Fox

Kookaburra Legless Lizard - 11 March 2019

Kookaburra with lunch - 11 April 2019Kookaburra with early lunch 

Benno and I spent Thursday morning restoring another section of Fox Gully Wildlife Corridor.

Laughing Kookaburras Dacelo novaeguineae love to join us at Bushcare, typically finding a handy perch where they are ready to swoop on any tasty snack like this legless lizard.

Common Net-casting Spider - Deinopis ravidus - female - 11 April 2019Common Net-casting Spider female

Some of the wildlife avoided the attentions of our Kookaburra visitor. We found a female Common Net-casting Spider Deinopis ravidus. Net-casting spiders have a fascinating technique for catching lunch. They don’t make a permanent web but sit with a net between their front legs ready to to catch ants, beetles or spiders.

Bark Cockroach - Laxta sp. - 11 April 2019 Bark Cockroach Laxta sp.

Bark Cockroachs Laxta sp. provide valuable recycling services composting leaf litter and improving soil.

Steps to gully - 11 April 2019 Gully access steps

Steep sides make gully restoration complex so the first step is building access steps. Working from the bottom clearing weeds facing uphill…

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