We’ve been ‘off the air’ for a short while. 35 degrees and hot northerly winds have been a bit of a bother, then next door’s calf got its head stuck in our fence, and Glen decided to try and extricate it. G had hold of the wires as the calf pulled back and suddenly released itself, and the fence returned to its original position like a slingshot. Result?
Fractured wrist, ouch! Must have hurt like h… I was away with Duncan doing a bird survey when it happened. (We’ll finish the last 3 sites soon DF). In the meantime, it’s been domestic duties a bit for me – gulp!
Anyway, just before all this, I was cruising G’s roses one day and was drawn to the amount of insect life on them.
Glen is pretty assiduous with keeping the aphids at bay, but there was a small contingent of hover flies in attendance.
This unknown specimen was checking out the roses too. I have no idea what it is....
We’re getting back to some sort of routine again now. Normal service should resume shortly.
Regards,PS: Thanks Denis, (see comments), you were not far off. It seems that last insect is the nymph form of the Gum Leaf Katydid. The link is to a page from 'Brisbane Insects and Spiders Daily', a fascinating site. Once you have the Katydid page open, click on home page and blog for an excellent record of invertebrates by Peter and Tony Chew.