Woolcara Lane

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Subject: Woolcara Lane
From: martin butterfield <>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2011 21:23:11 +1000
We went for a prowl along Woolcara Lane today to see if we could find any orchids in Yanununbeyan.  We couldn't.  The forest was very quiet - hardly any birds.

However the pastoral area along the lane through Woolcara Station was pretty good.  2 immature Wedge-tailed eagles, a Kestrel (which seemed rather nervous of Big Cousin), Diamond Firetails in 2 places; several Dusky Woodswallows, Red-rumped Parrots (unusual out here) and masses of Australian Pipits. 

Benj's post about the climate readings in ANBG caused me to remember an ANPS trip behind Mt Coree.  At the start of the day it was foggy at Piccadilly Circus and the temperature 13 degrees.  After some hours the sun had come out and it felt quite warm in the forest.  However my thermometer still only read 13 degrees.  I decided a flying rock (many were available on that trip) had nailed my temperature sensor.  Within 2 minutes of emerging onto the exposed terrain of Mountain Creek Road the temperature was up to 25 degrees.  The effect of a good canopy.

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