An interesting session among the light drizzle saw bird watching, mysterious bugs, and intriguing plants.
At the start it was noticed that some of the young trees were infested with was first thought to be psyllid nymphs, but could also be leafhoppers.
Then it was time for a spot of birdwatching. The lack of bell miners – long a constant audio presence in the forest – was noticed. Later it was confirmed that they had vacated the area a while ago, with some of the eucalypts already looking healthier.
The plant ID apps were working overtime to identify some interesting plants spotted around the site.