Nocturnal Spotlighting at Hunter River Reserve, Greta

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Last Friday evening, Landcare volunteers were taken on a guided spotlighting session – to try and spot nocturnal critters who utilise the site after-dark.
Starting in the Woodland, the group of a dozen kept quiet while we very carefully walked down the staircase to the Dry Rainforest and back.

Although it was an eerily quiet night, the group spotted several active Brush-tail Possums, sleeping birds, ground spiders and an active Dung Beetle.

A high-light of the night was seeing native Noisy Miners perched on the tips of Spotted Gum Tree branches – with their heads tucked in and chests puffed out, snoozing away.