The Butterfly Bush is appropriately named -
- and apparently induces butterfly backflips...
At 5cm from snout to vent, this Saltbush Morethia, kindly identified by staff at Australian Reptile Park, NSW, is the first little skink I've been able to get a pic of.
The flowers of the Kangaroo Paw are small but you can almost see the nectar glistening on the ends - a big favourite with the wattle birds.
This honeybee's tongue (proboscis) is about 7mm long. It's a honey-coloured straw that she unrolls to dip into nectar or water. Different bees have different length tongues, which has implications for their survival when nectar plants become scarce.
Finally, and not for arachnophobes -
The body of this male huntsman - who has been living inside for most of December, mostly occupying the lounge and bedroom - is only 20mm long, but certainly packs a big punch if you're afraid of spiders.