|Square Rock Track, Namadgi National Park above Canberra.|
|Common Wombat near Canberra in milder weather. A big male can weigh close to 30kg.|
|Wombat tracks in the snow, Namadgi National Park.|
|White-throated Treecreeper Cormobates leucophaea on Snow Gum, Kosciuszko National Park.|
|Spotted Mountain Grasshopper, Namadgi National Park - this one enjoying summer.|
|Snow Gum, Mount Ginini, Namadgi National Park.|
This magnificent old character has probably seen 200-300 winters.
Photo courtesy Ken Green, NSW Environment and Heritage.
|Mountain Plum Pine Podocarpus lawrencei growing over granites, Kosciuszko National Park.|
In such a situation the under-snow space is even more extensive and significant.
|Sedges emerging through the snow, Namadgi National Park.|
|Mountain Pygmy-Possum, courtesy Zoos Victoria.|
|Southern Water Skink Eulampris heatwolei, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.|
Survives winter near-frozen.
|Yellow-faced Honeyeater Lichenostomus chrysops,probably the most numerous of the high country migrants. Ever autumn tens of thousands|
of them stream down out of the mountains heading for a warmer coastal winter.
|Bogong Moth, Canberra. This one is resting on a door mat; they travel at night and many |
shelter in Canberra homes during a day before moving on again.
The very handsome Macleay's Swallowtail Graphium maclyeayanus adopts this strategy at a different stage of its life cycle; in summer and autumn the caterpillars feed on the fiery alkaloids of Mountain Pepper Tasmannia xerophila, then the pupa survives the freezing conditions hanging under a leaf until the adult that represents the next generation emerges in late spring.