Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pied Currawong

Pied Currawong
Strepera graculina
42-50 cm

11 November 2011
02:32 PM


Friday, November 11, 2011

Stinkhorn Fungi

Stinkhorn Fungi (Aseroe rubra)

This fungi produce spore slime, which has an intense smell of rotting meat or sewage. It is very common on wood or bark-chip mulch in gardens, and on deep litter on the rainforest floor. There are a number of differently shaped species, but all are readily recognisable by the smell of the spore slime.

Cases of human consumption are not known, but the smell is attractive to dogs, and possibly cats. Deaths of small dogs have occured. The toxins are unknown, but are thought to develop during the enzymatic liquefaction of the spore slime.

They are generally gastro-irritants.

Toxicity category: 2

Seek urgent medical attention for any ingestion.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Brown Honeyeater

Brown Honeyeater
Lichmera indistincta
11-15 cm

28 October 2011
07:12 AM


Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog

Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog
Litoria fallax

Up to less than 30 mm

Eyes, hands, and feet
Pupils: horizontal
Toe pads: present
Webbing on feet: half-webbing
Texture: smooth
Pattern: plain
Colour: single colour
Texture: smooth
Pattern: plain or striped
Colour: single colour or multi-coloured
Glands and tubercles
Parotoid gland: absent
Tibial gland: absent
Metatarsal tubercles: Non-keratinised glands present (fleshy or uncoloured) or absent

03 November 2011
10:54 AM