05 Mar 2014 FILM DIARY
Our visit to Joalah National Park was the first night filming since November 27 last year. In the last week or so, after a dry Summer, the weather has become wetter, though nothing like the flooding rains of recent years. The night was perfect. The insects and frogs, enlivened by the recent rain, were in full voice. We saw plenty of Great Barred Frogs, many spiders, some snails, possums, a bedraggled butterfly, a lone male harvestman, but no Leaf-tailed Geckos or semi-slugs. What saved the night was filming two Swift Ghost Moths, an exquisite species I first filmed on February 21 last year. Somehow a third specimen materialised much higher up the path on our way back. The moth has no proboscis, therefore cannot feed and may only last a day.