I’ve written posts in the past about flooding about the flooding at Balyang. Pft. We’ve had heavy rains in the past. The boardwalk has filled up with water. It’s never actually flooded though.
On Saturday night, the day we had gone to Buckley Falls, we went to Balyang. The flooding was pretty decent for there! A lot of the grass was covered in water past the trees. One of the wooden sidewalk thingies was completely covered in water. I didn’t know how to get decent photos in the dark. Alas, the water had majorly gone down the next day so I couldn’t capture the impact. I did get a number of awesome bug photos though.
These are pie dish bugs. They hide under the eucalyptus bark during the day and come out at night, which is why I’ve never seen them before.
I think this is a cockroach?
The next day
You can see how much the banks had burst in the above two photos.
The algae shows how high the water got previously.
The water had completely covered this the night before.
Despite the water being high, I couldn’t see any frogs. Even at night!
I did find where the heron is nesting.
There were a lot of these green spiders out the night before but I couldn’t find any the next day. I found this one but have yet to get an ID. I have bought a book about spider identification though.
Look at the algae! I wonder how it impacts on the ecosystem?
I assume the above is a caterpillar of some sort. It’s fascinating how the ‘cocoon’ is so transparent.
I don’t know how much more I’ll be documenting this, however it was fascinating seeing the immediate impact 🙂