We still have some Christmas beetles around but not as many as there were a few weeks ago. After learning more about Christmas beetles when I wrote that post I watched them a bit more closely, and pretty soon noticed that we had at least four common beetles flying at the light in the back yard.
A few days into the new year the christmas beetles attacked! Sitting comfortably in my favourite chair one evening I suddenly became aware of a very strong smell of burning. We looked out the door but didn't see anything. The smell briefly went away, then came back even stronger. I realised that smoke was coming out of the outside light. So I turned it off, then went out with a torch to have a look at it.
I found a smoking christmas beetle carapace!
It seems you can get too close to the light! Step away from the light.
We had a family trip to the Blue Mountains one day just before new year. Meeting up at the Conservation Hut, a new place for me at Wentworth Falls. After a lunch at the cafe we headed off for a little walk.
|No, not to National Pass|
|Boys always find something fascinating to explore|
All those steps down of course means
all those steps up on the way out.
|Queen Victoria Lookout provided a typical spectacular|
Blue Mountains view
|The lovely sandstone cliffs of the Sydney Basin|
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