17 Dec 2014 FILM DIARY
We suspended night filming on 5 November because of increasing lack of fauna due to the distressed state of the rainforest through lack of rain. This evening was our 107th foray. We were in the Knoll and for the first time in nearly two years Jaap was with us, spotlighting. The night was warm and sticky. Though it was dry under foot, the amount of rain we received in the past week or two was sufficient to liven things up, (last Wednesday evening was fine, but alas, I couldn’t raise a crew). Thus we saw any number of Great Barred Frogs, two Leaf-tailed Geckos, an echidna foraging off the track, two Pink-tongued Lizards, lots of orb and trapdoor spiders and much else.