Straggly looking tree, 4-5m high, flowers seem quite prominent against the foliage.
Larger bones approx. 350mm long
ID'd by a friend, he said the tiny leaves next to the small leaves was diagnostic.
Trying a photo through my x4 (el cheapo) hand lens.
In flower I think, terrible photo, but i thought it still worth putting up as I hadn't seen it 'flowering' before.
I'm not sure how long the Nelson Cave spider's exuviae usually lasts but it seemed like this spider had just undergone ecdysis, although I couldn't actually say the spider looked teneral - mainly because I'd never heard of the word...
Appeared dead, in that it was kinda curled up and not moving, dangleling from a single hind leg. Conversely it seemed fresh, turgid and full coloured. Kept spinning round - I presume in the draught. I wondered if it were about to moult?
Seen in a cave approx. 50m inside from the entrance
Seen in a cave some distance in from the entrance.
Soft large leaves up to 25cm long, pale green colour, lighter non-tomentose underside. Stems are bare beneath a small group of leaves at the top. Specimens I saw were up to 1.5-1.8m in height. May be multi-stemmed or growing in small groups. Had the 'feel' of maybe belonging to Echinacea or Nicotiana.
Significant and highly localised insect feeding pattern/damage. Just this one leaf has been targeted.
All the other photos I had were even worse!