|Regent Bowerbird, male.|
|Varied Eggfly, male Hypolimnas bolina|
|Yellow-tipped Tigertail Choristhemis flavoterminata|
|Short-necked Turtles at Little Yabba Creek|
|Lacebark Tree Brachychiton discolor|
Paradise Riflebirds, Regent and Satin Bowerbirds are attracted to Lacebark trees. At this time of year the flowers form a carpet on the forest floor. One advantage of visiting the area at different times of the year is that we get to see the different seasons reflected in the flora.
|Native Rosella, Native Ginger in flower, Cheese Tree.|
Red-necked Pademelons, Brush Turkeys and goannas are frequent visitors to the campground.
|Lace Monitor (goanna)|
|Wasp nest high up on a solar panel.|
|Damaged termite nest|
A few more bird photos:
|Logrunner, female (L) male (R)|
|Black-faced Monarch and Spectacled Monarch|
|Brown Cuckoo Dove, Crimson Rosella and wompoo Fruit Dove.|
|Common Koel, female|
Charlie Moreland is one of our favourite campgrounds and I have written several blogs about this beautiful area. To access the blogs either type Charlie Moreland in the search box in the top right hand corner above or click on Charlie Moreland in the label list along the right hand side.
Red-necked Pademelon, Eastern Water Dragon, Short-necked Turtle, Lace Monitor (Goanna).
Butterflies: Meadow Argus, Brown Ringlet, Monarch, Varied Eggfly.
Bird list: Australian Brush-turkey, Pacific Black Duck, Azure Kingfisher, Noisy Miner, Bell Miner, Channel-billed Cuckoo, Lewin's Honeyeater, New Holland Honeyeater, Laughing Kookaburra, Spangled Drongo, Regent Bowerbird, Australasian Figbird, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Wompoo Fruit-Dove, Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Wonga Pigeon, Golden Whistler, Brown Gerygone, Brown Thornbill, Variegated Fairy Wren, Rainbow Lorikeet, Australian King Parrot, Crimson Rosella, Grey Shrike-Thrush, Grey Fantail, Rufous Fantail, Eastern Yellow Robin, Pale Yellow Robin, White-throated Needletail, Russet-tailed Thrush, Logrunner, Black-faced Monarch, Spectacled Monarch, Pied Currawong, Torresian Crow, Pied Butcherbird, Australian Magpie, Magpie-lark, Willie Wagtail, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Common Koel. We saw platelets but no quail. Heard but not seen: Green Catbird, Pheasant Coucal, Paradise Riflebird.
|Charlie Moreland Campground|
Where: About 130 km northwest of Brisbane. Southwest of Kenilworth on Sunday Creek Road.
Access: About 5 km of 2WD gravel road to the campground. Past the campground Sunday Creek Road becomes 4WD and is a popular drive through to Jimna.
Camping: Suitable for tents and all rig types. Open grassy sites, some shade.
Bookings: https://qpws.usedirect.com/QPWS/Facilities/SearchView.aspx or phone 13 74 68. No mobile phone reception at campground. There is a booking phone at the rangers station on the drive in on Sunday Creek Road.
Fees: $6.15 per adult per night, family rates.
Facilities: Flush toilets, non-potable water taps, fire rings, BYO wood. Swimming in Little Yabba Creek. Walks.
Prohibitions: No pets. No generators. No fishing.
Cautions: Gets extremely busy at peak times. Bookings are taken for up to 380 people.