Skinks, hoverflies, butterflies.

A warm, humid 27 degrees saw plenty of activity in bush and garden today.

The Eastern Three-lined Skink (or Red-throat Skink, Bassiana duperreyi) is a largish skink that grows to about 120 mm long; substantially bigger than the common Garden Skink (Lampropholis guichenoti).

I found this one in amongst long-grass, while I was mowing.

Unlike their bigger Blue-tongue cousins (which are also skinks), these skinks lay eggs rather than give birth to live young. The red throat on this animal tells us its a breeding male.

A wave of Caper White butterflies have hit the area in the last few days. Up to a dozen in the garden at any one time, visiting every flower they can, but red flowers seem particularly attractive.

And once I started looking, I noticed many other flower visitors.

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