I get quite a few jumping spiders that can look fearsome at close range - but is actually only 6mm long!
The birds of
prey range from sparrow hawks to wedge tailed eagles. One
hawk seems to get a fair number of starlings (an introduced bird) and doesn't mind if you get within
five meters of it.
This menacing looking plant is a forest nightshade and the spikes extend both above and below the leaves as well as surrounding the flower. Despite being very, very sharp you can see where a moth or caterpiller has eaten sections of the leaf. The plant is a native and seems to grow quite slowly.
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