03 May 2015
The Rainbow Lorikeet is unmistakeable with it bright plumage as it forages on flowers, nectar and pollen; and occasionally on fruits and seeds. A mostly sedentary yet communal bird they mate for life and have begun breeding at Earthcare Park. Nests are in the hollow of eucalypts in a wide range of treed habitat. Lorikeet eggs are usually found in a clutch of 2, laid on chewed decayed wood and incubated by the female for about 23 days.
26 April 2015
This tiny frog is less than 1 cm in length. The Eastern Sedgefrog is one of 4 dwarf tree frogs which cab be active day or night living between the fringes and wetland. Growing up to 30mm in length their small size meandthey are light enough to be supported by grass stems and acquatic plants where they deposit their eggs. Usually green to camoflag themselves there are a number of colour variations along the eastern seaboard including faun and golden yellow. This little guy is sitting on some Lomandra in Earthcare Parks bushfood garden.
22 March 2015
02 February 2015
Cicadas feed on the sap of a huge range of plants including acacia like this one at Earthcare Park, eucalypts and grasses by using their piercing and sucking mouthparts.
The importance of cicadas is represented in the food chain as they are eaten in large quantities by birds, bats, spiders, tree crickets and wasps.
They are considered harmless to people