In November 2014 I again travelled to AWC Scotia to help with pitfall surveying, (a scientific recording of species occurrence/change). Monitoring which species actually still exist in this country is done effectively by Australian Wildlife Conservancy. Here’s a couple of little friends who live in arid western NSW. This is a Ningaui, a bit stunned by the morning sun, one of our smallest marsupials.
And this is a velvet gecko.
And here’s where they live, burnt out, no water and searingly hot. Amazingly the plants and animals still thrive.