Dry, hot days; brittle grass; leaves crunching underfoot; black cockatoos coming to roost; groves of broad-leaved paperbarks in flower. The paperwasps around the in the photo were flying in and out at a furious pace. It is the Late dry on the Tropical Wetlands reserve in North Queensland, a time of tough conditions for many of the wild residents. Fire is constantly on the minds of the rangers, but hopefully the wasp nest would be high enough above any flames to survive. Apart from enjoying the wildlife we have been busy with two main tasks:
More updates soon.