The Australian land leech (Gnatbobdellida libbata). Before the trip, I was reading a book about Tasmania where the land leech was mentioned. As I had only encountered aquatic leeches before, I was a little freaked out by the concept of a terrestrial leech that I perceived to be everywhere with its heat-seeking periscoping ready to get me at every turn. This was the only one I knowingly encountered and it was on Stuart's backpack.
Somewhere, I should have some video of it moving around.
Drosera binata, another sundew species found at Cradle Mountain. Its pretty unmistakable with its forked leaves.
its somewhere around here....
This was growing along the coast. I've looked it up every which way and I can't seem to pin an id on it.
There was a joey hanging around here as well.
common filmy fern (Hymenophyllum cupressiforme)
I found this on the roadside right next to where we parked the car. I really don't know what it is.
a northern brown snake (Storeria dekayi dekayi) chilling out (warming up) on the steps this January afternoon.
Since knowing Stuart, one thing he has always stated that he doesn't know how I can go hiking in the States as there are bears in the woods. While walking back to our cabin one day at Cradle Mountain, I noticed this small bear-sized wombat that lives under the historic lodge. Indeed...
I have no idea what its growing in.