Apologies for the unscheduled outage for the last few weeks. Life got in the way.

It's been an interesting couple of weeks for critters in this neck of the woods. The ongoing work in the garden here and in the adjacent reserve may be paying off, or it may just be luck, but either way we've had an abundance of visiting wildlife. The usual Crimson Rosellas, Rainbow Lorikeets and so on have been around. But we also spotted this: 
Echidnas are diurnal and so easier to see during the day than many woodland mammals. Image by Emma Rooksby.
Their sharp spines make for good defense against predators, native or introduced. Image by Emma Rooksby.
There are plenty of other interesting creatures around too, particularly in the insect department.  
A classic pose on a plant pot! Image by Emma Rooksby. 
The pale patches on this moth's wings can make for surprisingly good camouflage, though this isn't the best hiding place....Image by Emma Rooksby. 
Bonus critter: this is a net casting spider (Deinopsis, probably D. subrufa), spotted prowling in the undergrowth. For more see here. Image by Emma Rooksby. 
Blue Triangle, Orchard Swallowtail and other butterflies are also in evidence, as well as innumerable cicadas and preying mantises in various shapes and sizes. What have you seen in your neck of the woods recently? 

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