Snapshots

FEBRUARY - MARCH 2019

Snapshots showcases a small selection of recent sightings recorded on NatureMapr from across the Coastal Wilderness.


INSECTS

Huge moths, lacy moths, gaudy dragonflies, beautiful bees, and odd-looking flies.

However, it is insect larvae that have stolen the show this month.


BIRDS

Local species at the end of their breeding season, still sporting breeding plumage. Migratory species starting to ‘colour-up’ in time for a northern hemisphere Summer. Juveniles of various kinds. And congregating shorebirds.


FUNGI plus

Despite the dry conditions, there are fungi to be found. And with rain forecast next week, we may start to see fungi aplenty during Autumn. It all bodes well for our current Target of the Month.


FISH

A waterproof camera, face-mask and snorkel uncovers a world of weird and wonderful fish.


FLOWERS

Purple and yellow seems the theme this month.


MARINE INVERTEBRATES

Soft-bodied molluscs and spiny echinoderms. Just a few shots from the shallows to conclude this edition of Snapshots.


To browse more sightings – or to add your own! – go to the NatureMapr database: Coastal Wilderness or Budawang Coast



Cover image for this edition of Snapshots:

Austracantha minax (Jewel Spider). Recorded by Max Campbell at Bega