Monthly Archives: December 2009

Windorah or bust

I’m a repticker (as my recent Quest for 250 saga shows). I have a list of reptiles that I’ve seen. I like adding to my list. I woke up one day in early October and realised I’d never seen Cyclodomorphus … Continue reading

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Frog versus snake

Last night I went up to Mt Glorious with some friends to see what we could see. We walked down to a set of waterfalls. On the way down we saw lots of great barred frogs (Mixophyes fasciolatus) and a … Continue reading

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250/250: Lampropholis amicula

This is the third story relating to my quest to take my lifetime list of Australian reptile species to 250 before the end of 2009. For previous instalments, read the introduction, the first story, the second story and the second-and-a-half … Continue reading

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249/250: my luck runs out

This is the second-and-a-half story relating to my quest to take my lifetime list of Australian reptile species to 250 before the end of 2009. For previous instalments, read the introduction, the first story and the second story. ———————————————— I … Continue reading

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249/250: Egernia mcpheei

This is the second story relating to my quest to take my lifetime list of Australian reptile species to 250 before the end of 2009. For previous instalments, read the introduction and the first story. ———————————————— I was on a … Continue reading

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248/250: Lampropholis couperi

The plain-backed sunskink, Lampropholis couperi. ‘Coup’ to his friends. Found in rainforests on mountain ranges from about Rockhampton south to Mt Nebo. To most, a little brown skink. To me, species number 248 on my life-list. I didn’t muck around. … Continue reading

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Quest 250

After my last fauna survey, I tallied up my list to count all the reptile species I’ve seen over the last couple of years. I was surprised to find that I’d seen only 244 species*. That may sound like a … Continue reading

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