The clouds rolled in late in the afternoon trapping a bit of warmth yesterdays sun, making for what seemed to be a good night out bushwalking. A few hours of trundling with head torch light, yielded a variety of frogs, spiders and other inverts. Not seen, but heard were also the distant thump of 2 swamp wallabies, and the squeeks of a bandicoot.
A quick overview of the bulk of the highlights from that walk, captions are brief because its 3am and I should probably get some sleep.
It has been a terribly long time since updating my blog, that is in the tradition of starting most diaries – we soon become so distracted by what we are doing that writing about it too can easily slip our mind.
These are one of our most common and smallest local frogs, and may breed in ephemeral soaks, including patches as compact as a tyre depression on a fire trail, which can make for easy observations should you be strolling along a trail at night, though, you may even find them active during the day in a warm sheltered spot – sitting still for a few minutes, they can return to calling and being active.
This tiny frog, a Common Eastern Froglet, is one of the many creatures I enjoy seeing living on the Central Coast. After rain they can be heard calling from the edges of temporary soaks, sheltering among the fringes of grasses around the waters edge.