Some video I took today on a trip out to Gibraltar Falls. Gibraltar Creek rises above the snowline and flows down till it meets a gorge at the falls. It's an impressive and very beautiful natural feature in the ACT well worth a visit or re-visit if it has been a while.
But that was not the reason for my visit. I was making a reconnaissance, as the daffodils appear to be blooming, of an early spring appearance of the Waterfall Redspot Dragonfly (Austropetalia partricia). A rare little beast who's habitat is the splash-zones of waterfalls.
I'll begin with a newspaper clipping from the Queanbeyan Age dated Thursday 30th November 1871 describing the discovery of the falls...
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And a wander round...
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For more detailed information and photos I have an older post here.