15 May 2014 FILM DIARY
Our 100th night shoot was put back by a day because of rain. As it is close to the end of the season, I didn’t want to have to wait until September to bring up the century. I managed to assemble an ad hoc team for our visit to Palm Grove National Park. It was full moon. There was hardly any insect noise compared with the strong background chirping we heard 8 days ago in MacDonald National Park. We saw plenty of Giant Panda Snails and a couple of Pademelons, plus native cockroaches and various species of ant. The highlights were filming a semi-slug which may be the third species we have seen (confirmation awaits expert opinion in due course) and a Tawny Frogmouth sitting on a branch close to the path. I also filmed a leggy fly which did not look like a Crane Fly. The rain, which cut our walk short, relented just as we came upon the Frogmouth. We will keep the season going as long as there are creatures to film.