Known as ‘Jalbil’ over these past two-thousand generations, but much more recently, ‘Boyd’s Forest Dragon (Hypsilurus boydii); this living dinosaur, a Jurassic relictual species, distinguishes itself amongst its reptilian fraternity by relinquishing the energy that is otherwise available from direct sunlight. Almost certainly the only reptile in the world that does this, its only method […]
Author: Neil Hewett
Daintree World Heritage Rainforest inhabitant.
Jumping Lichen Spider?
Over the past couple of weeks I have been seeing a curious-looking spider hanging horizontally and upside-down, paralleling a branch and suspended along a single line of silk. This posture was exclusively nocturnal and suggested the spider was hoping to attract insects that rest upon silken threads. With legs flexed , the overfall appearance (under […]
Cassa-nova in the Making
Sometimes we feel as though we are intruding into private lives, but for Big Bertha and Crinkle Cut, it’s all in a day’s work, the same old, same old….! While we were watching and filming, we heard a snort from the bushes nearby. Was it another male cassowary or a feral pig? We don’t know, […]