Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Termes on the Wing

 After several weeks of dry weather, we had a nice drop of rain. That prompted the local Termes species to initiate a nuptial flight. 

The mound was covered with hundreds of termites that took to the wing.
The termites were avidly eaten by birds and lizards and within 15 minutes it was all over.

Saturday, 3 October 2020

Spring Has Sprung

On 29 September 2020 the first chorusing Northern Green Grocer Cicadas were heard in Kuranda. They are very noisy and you can hear what they sound like at: