Prue and I went to Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens, whose trees and shrubs have grown tremendously since I first went there.
While sauntering along its mossy paths, a movement caught my eye. It was a very fast-moving, colourful little spider. Its name, Nicodamus peregrinus, is pretty descriptive of its wandering habit.
It’s apparently not poisonous despite the bright colouration, so maybe it’s developed a mimicry of, say, a redback spider to scare off would-be predators.
A sunbeam highlighted (literally) a hanging web.
A pair of eastern yellow robins (Eopsaltria australis) caught worms …
Garden skinks (Lampropholis delicata) were all over the place …
Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens is definitely worth a visit. It makes for a pleasant amble through lots of vegetation types, both native and exotic. In fact, a good place to peregrinate.