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In a brand-new enterprise not offered in Cairns previously, Aussie Macro Photos is now running Guided Tours Let’s Go Buggin and Let’s Go Shroomin for those interested in seeing and or photographing some of the many of the lifeforms she has photographed in the Cairns Botanic Gardens.

Owner of Aussie Macro Photos, Bridgette’s 1000 plus hours spent in the gardens has allowed her to become aware of many host plants and locations for a variety of caterpillars, cocoons, moths and butterflies, leaf, tree and planthoppers, praying mantis, jumping spiders, tortoise beetles, damselflies and dragonflies, and a variety of frogs.  Her experience has also given her exceptional knowledge of where to find some amazing mushroom hot-spots with incredible colours and formations.

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Buggin with Bridgey – May 2021

Buggin with Bridgey - May 2021 Photography Tour Cairns Botanic Gardens - Let's Go Buggin Monthly Report Buggin with Bridgey is a Monthly report of sightings from the Let's Go Buggin Photography Tour in the Cairns Botanic Gardens.  As the months roll by, subtle changes in the seasons bring sightings of new creatures and this report aims to give people a wrap up of the current animals seen as well as provide an ongoing citizen science account [...]

May 29, 2021|Bridgette's Blog|

Breeding Rhinoceros Beetles

Breeding Rhinoceros Beetles Hi, my name is Arthur and I live in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.   I love studying insects and have successfully bred a few different species of beetles and other insects. I became interested in bugs when I was 3 years old.  When I was 6, I started getting interested in Rhinoceros Beetles.  I started breeding Rhinoceros Beetles when I was 8 years old, but at that time I didn't know much about [...]

May 25, 2021|Little Buggers|

Velvet Worms

The Velvet Worm Is it a worm...or is it a millipede or maybe a caterpillar...no it’s a Velvet Worm! Most velvet worms have beautiful geometric patterns formed by the lumps, bumps and scales all over their bodies. This is a special moment for me. I have been looking for a velvet worm for at least five years now and at last I’ve found one! I found it at 11:30 [...]

May 14, 2021|Look Closer with Dr. Mat|

Shroomin Time – April 2021

Shroomin Time - April  2021 Cairns Mushroom Photography Monthly Highlights April was pretty dry, up until just recently anyway! As I am writing this, the last week has been rather a soggy trek around the Cairns Botanic Gardens to say the least. I am hoping that once this rain passes we will have some nice opportunities for the last bout of shroomin probably for the year, until the rains kick in again in December.  [...]

April 27, 2021|Shroomin Time|

Buggin with Bridgey – April 2021

Buggin with Bridgey - April  2021 Cairns Botanic Gardens - Let's Go Buggin Tour Report School Tours The first two weeks of April saw the arrival of the first school holiday break for this year, and the first glimpse of life coming back to some sort of normal with no lockdowns in place in our area.  It was really great to get some kids coming to see the Cairns Botanic Gardens, [...]

April 22, 2021|Bridgette's Blog|