Its been a little while since I last blogged – lots has gone on in my personal life – so that was priority and kept me from getting out.
Anyway I had met a guy from the US who hadn’t seen much of Australia’s wildlife and I offered to show him some possums – he is here only for a couple of months so we had to lock it in and negotiate the weather.
We went to John Okey Park in Gosnells which I have blogged about a few times.
This was my fifth visit and I have seen Common brushtail possums on every visit. It was a cold, dry, July night and it started off slow – I thought they might be all hiding in their tree hollows! We then started spotting quite a few possums.
It had been pretty wet for the week before and there were a few Moaning frogs around as well – we probably saw 4-5, spotting them from their dull greenish eyeshine. I also heard a few slender tree frogs but didn’t go specifically looking for them.
We walked further down past the TAFE than I had been before seeing possums all the way along.
All up we probably saw 25-30 possums – a successful night! Also I heard a few tales of the wildlife of the US – how Opossums don’t look as nice as our possums and I really would love to see wild bears!