An uncommon species of insect has been collected by staff at the Santos Ballera gas plant in Queensland and sent it to the Australian Museum for identification. The Santos staff there nicknamed it ‘Warnie’ as it was “green and gold". 'Warnie' has since been identified as a female member of the species Alectoria superba and is currently on display in My Photo Studio, part of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.
It not just humans that have had to face challenges from the recent flooding in Eastern Australia. An enquirer near Grafton has sent some interesting photos showing how the regions spiders have handled the rising water levels.
Lately we’ve asked visitors what they would think about an exhibition about weapons. What would they like to see? What would be interesting to show? Are people interested in the technical aspects? Or would they like to discover how the weapons were used during wars and battles?
Once the wet weather starts, the Museum often gets inquiries about small, brightly coloured ‘snakes’, invasions of‘leeches’, unusual ‘slugs’ and similar queries – all relating to an animal which is actually none of these.