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Hannah Marie Wood
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Australia
April 5 - May 9, 2009
What is the difference between the picture on the left and the picture on the right?
                                                                                                                                . . . one little koala foot.

   Australia was the last land mass left for me to visit that has living pelican spiders. I spent five weeks in Australia collecting spiders in the field with the help of Dr. Mark Harvey and Michael Rix at the Western Australia Museum in Perth and Dr. Robert Raven at the Queensland Museum in Brisbane. I was able to collect on the southern coast of Western Australia and on the mountains in the northeast and southeast of Queensland.

   These are the national parks I visited:
       Stirling Range NP
       Walpole-Nornalup NP
       Daintree NP (Mossman Gorge and Cape             Tribulation)
       Wooroonooran NP (Mt. Bartle Frere)
       Lamington NP
       Springbrook NP
       Bunya Mountains NP
       D'Aguilar Range NP

Stirling Range National Park, Western Australia  
       
Albany Wind Farm
Archaeid habitat at the Albany Wind Farm, Western Australia
       
Stirling Range NP
Archaeids are found only at the top of these mountains, Stirling Range National Park, Western Australia
 
Mutton Bird Point, Western Australia
   
Crossing the river at Cape Tribulation, Queensland
   
Forest at Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation, Queensland This bird stole my scientific specimens, Lamington National Park, Queensland
 
Lamington National Park, Queensland
     
Parking attendants, Bunya Mountains National Park, Queensland
 
Sydney
 
Sydney Opera House
 
Wombat belly at the Sydney Zoo