Last week a few qaecologists and I went on a gum tree (Eucalyptus spp.) identifying expedition up to the mallee in north-west Victoria. It turns out that identifying Eucalytpus is actually quite difficult – they all pretty much look the same and the species we were looking for differ only by subtle changes in the shape of the buds or fruit. I am glad I work on virtual plants!
But we did see lots of interesting things, including these large ants on a shrub that had recently been burnt in a bushfire.