Camp Day 5 (July 6th). Lat -23 .88830. Long 138.60693. Time 7.37 pm.
By Paul Flemons, Australian Museum
Weather magnificent blue sky very light breeze. Last night was very cold. The clear skies will ensure another cold night tonight.
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We are camped on a dry clay pan north of Pulchera Waterhole. Having finished walking by 1pm Beth and I pinned out the specimens from last night’s light trapping which had far less activity than our previous effort two nights ago. This was due to the night being much colder, though we still managed to collect a number of micro Lepidoptera (moths). After pinning for several hours, we wandered over to another nearby clay pan that was flooded and collected from grasses and shrubs using sweeping, beating and hand collecting.
Birds: Orange Chat, Crimson Chat, Flock Bronzewing, Banded Lapwing, White-backed Swallow.
Reptiles: Central Military Dragon , Central Bearded Dragon.