Flora & Fauna

The Waratah forest

FAUNA mentioned in the book

The main characters:
Wombat – Common Wombat – Vombatus ursinus
PlatypusOrnithorhychus anatinus
Brush-tail PossumTrichosurus vulpecula
Ring-tail Possum – Pseudocheirus peregrinus
Echidna – Short beaked Echidna – Tachyglassidae aculeatus
Goanna – Lace Monitor – Varanus varius
Kookaburra -Laughing Kookaburra – Dacelo novaeguineae
Frilled LizardChlamydosaurus Kingii
Sulphur-crested CockatooCacatua galerita
Blue tongue lizard -Eastern Blue Tongue Lizard – Tiliqua scincoides scincoides
Frogmouth – Tawny Frogmouth – Podargus strigoides

Other critters mentioned:
Red-blue Dragon flies – Blue Skimmer Dragon Fly – Orthetrum caledonicum
CicadaCyclochila australasiae
White moth – White Tussock moth – Lymantriidae
Bats – Blossom Bat – Syconycteris australis
Crimson rosellaPlatycerus elegans
Honey Eaters – Spiney Cheeked Honey-Eater – Acanthagenys rufogularis
Fantail – Roufus Fantail – Rhipidura rufifrons
Golden whistlerPachycephala pectoralis
Spinebills – Eastern Spinebills – Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
Whipbird – Eastern Whipbird – Psophodes olivaceus
Satin bower birdPtilonorhynchus violaceus

FLORA mentioned in the book:
Gum trees & Gumnuts

Ghost gumsCorymbia dallachiana
Orange passionflowersPassiflora auratia
Pink boroniasBoronia imlayensis
Yellow wattleAcacia longiflolia
Native raspberryRubus parvifolis
Bottle brushCallistemon
Banksia – Banksia
Acacia tree – Sydney Golden Wattle
Flannel flowersActinotus helianthi
Waratahs – Red Waratahs – Telopea speciossissima
Native wild orchids – Sarcochilus hartmannii
Stinging treeDendrocnide excels
Calla lilyZantedeschia

 

 

 

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