Birdwatching in Wagga Wagga


(More of) The Flora and Fauna of Willans Hill
October 22, 2009, 4:53 pm
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This is the second in my series on the more interesting life found on Willans Hill. The first can be found here.

Yellow Burr-Daisy (Calotis lappulacea)

Yellow Burr-Daisy (Calotis lappulacea)

Bluebell (Wahlenbergia sp.)

Bluebell (Wahlenbergia sp.)


There are probably several species of Bluebell on the hill.

Daisy (Brachyscome sp.)

Daisy (Brachyscome sp.)

Native Geranium (Geranium solanderi)

Native Geranium (Geranium solanderi)

Common or Pygmy Sunray (Triptilodiscus pygmaeus)

Common or Pygmy Sunray (Triptilodiscus pygmaeus)


Not a spectacular plant: it reaches a maximum height of 8cm.

Twining Fringe-lily (Thysanotus patersonii)

Twining Fringe-lily (Thysanotus patersonii)

Creamy Candles (Stackhousia monogyna)

Creamy Candles (Stackhousia monogyna)

Carnaby's Wall Skink (Cryptoblepharus carnabyi)

Carnaby's Wall Skink (Cryptoblepharus carnabyi). Taken in Kooringal, Wagga Wagga.


Cryptoblepharus carnabyi is also known as the Spiny-Palmed Shinning Skink and the Spiny-Palmed Snake-Eyed Skink. It is commonly found in gardens in the area.

Yellow Admiral (Vanessa itea)

Yellow Admiral (Vanessa itea)

Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi)

Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi)


The number of butterflies recorded on the hill has increased to 12. Two additional species have been recorded elsewhere in and around Wagga, and many more are predicted to occur in the area.

Four dragonflies are found on the hill. They are depicted in an earlier post, but for the sake of completeness are included here as well.

Blue Skimmers (Orthetrum caledonicum) Mating

Blue Skimmers (Orthetrum caledonicum) Mating

Australian Emperor (Hemianax papuensis)

Australian Emperor (Hemianax papuensis). Taken in Kooringal, Wagga Wagga.


An unusual combination of common and scientific names: the dragonfly is neither exclusively Australian nor exclusively Papuan.

Tau Emerald (Hemicordulia tau)

Tau Emerald (Hemicordulia tau)

Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata)

Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata)

More still to come! (And I hope to begin a series on Livingstone National Park, too).

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