Monthly Archives: April 2015

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World Heritage Wolseley

A most unusual and unexpected find in the middle of the world's oldest rainforest - a 1965 Wolseley Mark II.  An original advertisement states:  Owning a new Wolseley Mark II is a luxury you can afford … at only £1,280! For this you get distinctive styling, deep pile carpeting, deep foam seat padding, instrument fascia and door [...]

By | 2016-10-12T20:25:07+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Forest Flame (Strongylodon lucidus)

Forest Flame (Strongylodon lucidus) is a woody vine, also known as Pink Strongylodon.  It is flowering prolifically at the present, but its Daintree Rainforest flowers are reddish-orange.  The image above also shows a Golden Orb-weaver Spider Nephila pilipes) in the lower right corner, no doubt aiming to catch the butterflies and bees that will be attracted to the colourful [...]

By | 2016-10-12T20:25:07+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Flora|0 Comments

Northern Leaf-tailed Gecko

Northern leaf-tailed gecko (Salturarius cornutus) is Australia’s largest gecko with a length to 23-cm. It has spindly limbs, sharp-clawed toes and a very flat body with lichen-like blotches. It is arboreal and forages at night for insects among protective foliage where it is well camouflaged. Females usually lay one or two eggs in a crevice and after eight to [...]

By | 2016-10-12T20:25:07+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Reptiles|0 Comments

Chameleon Gecko

Chameleon Gecko (Carphodactylus laevis) and Northern Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuaris cornutus) are two Geckos occasionally seen on a Cooper Creek Wilderness Nocturnal Wildlife Tour, from the Family Gekkonidaea, having Gondwanan ancestral forebears dating back 100-million years.  Chameleon Gecko (Carphodactylus laevis) is a species in a monotypic genus of Australian gecko.  It is the only member of its genus and is [...]

By | 2016-10-12T20:25:07+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Reptiles|0 Comments