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Hi. I'm Michael Bedingfield. I've been exploring the natural areas around southern Tuggeranong since I moved here in 1992 and became interested in the local native plants. Since then I've drawn many of them, joining Friends of Grasslands to share this interest. Later I began to document and photograph these plants, starting with Tuggeranong Hill Nature Reserve, then the lower slopes of Mount Rob Roy Range, and the Murrumbidgee River Corridor nearby. Tuggeranong Hill and Rob Roy are very rich in native floral diversity. After a while I started photographing and drawing the local animals as well, large and small. When Michael Mulvaney and Aaron Clausen saw my enthusiasm for the local flora and fauna, they asked me to help them in developing and administering the Canberra Nature Map website. It has been a very rewarding experience.

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33 Orb-weaving spider (several families) sightings with images

Austracantha minax at Tuggeranong, ACT - 16 Dec 2017
Araneinae sp. (subfamily) at Tuggeranong, ACT - 16 Dec 2017
Eriophora transmarina at Coombs, ACT - 30 Apr 2017
Nephila edulis at Tuggeranong, ACT - 28 Mar 2017
Austracantha minax at Tuggeranong, ACT - 28 Mar 2017
Phonognatha graeffei at Conder, ACT - 28 Mar 2017
Austracantha minax at Canberra Central, ACT - 26 Mar 2017
Nephila edulis at Canberra Central, ACT - 26 Mar 2017
Nephila edulis at Gordon, ACT - 18 Mar 2017
Plebs bradleyi at Conder, ACT - 16 Jan 2017
Plebs bradleyi at Conder, ACT - 14 Jan 2017
Argiope protensa at Conder, ACT - 9 Jan 2017
Eriophora sp. (genus) at Conder, ACT - 1 Jan 2017
Eriophora pustulosa at Conder, ACT - 29 Nov 2016
Dolophones conifera at Conder, ACT - 27 Nov 2016
Eriophora sp. (genus) at Greenway, ACT - 21 Nov 2016
Eriophora sp. (genus) at Conder, ACT - 19 Nov 2016
Araneus ginninderranus at Conder, ACT - 18 Jul 2016
Phonognatha graeffei at Greenway, ACT - 22 Feb 2016
Eriophora sp. (genus) at Tuggeranong, ACT - 17 Feb 2016
Eriophora transmarina at Tuggeranong, ACT - 31 Jan 2016
Eriophora sp. (genus) at Tuggeranong, ACT - 21 Jan 2016
Austracantha minax at Greenway, ACT - 15 Dec 2015
Plebs eburnus at Bywong, NSW - 24 Oct 2015
Eriophora pustulosa at Conder, ACT - 13 Sep 2015
Nephila edulis at Greenway, ACT - 30 Mar 2015
Nephila edulis at Conder, ACT - 21 Mar 2015
Phonognatha graeffei at Conder, ACT - 19 Mar 2015
Eriophora sp. (genus) at Greenway, ACT - 9 Mar 2015
Eriophora pustulosa at Conder, ACT - 4 Mar 2015
Eriophora pustulosa at Conder, ACT - 3 Mar 2015
Eriophora transmarina at Tennent, ACT - 16 Feb 2015
Argiope trifasciata at Greenway, ACT - 12 Feb 2007
Austracantha minax at Tuggeranong, ACT - 16 Dec 2017
Araneinae sp. (subfamily) at Tuggeranong, ACT - 16 Dec 2017
Eriophora transmarina at Coombs, ACT - 30 Apr 2017
Nephila edulis at Tuggeranong, ACT - 28 Mar 2017
Austracantha minax at Tuggeranong, ACT - 28 Mar 2017
Phonognatha graeffei at Conder, ACT - 28 Mar 2017
Austracantha minax at Canberra Central, ACT - 26 Mar 2017
Nephila edulis at Canberra Central, ACT - 26 Mar 2017
Nephila edulis at Gordon, ACT - 18 Mar 2017
Plebs bradleyi at Conder, ACT - 16 Jan 2017
Plebs bradleyi at Conder, ACT - 14 Jan 2017
Argiope protensa at Conder, ACT - 9 Jan 2017
Eriophora sp. (genus) at Conder, ACT - 1 Jan 2017
Eriophora pustulosa at Conder, ACT - 29 Nov 2016
Dolophones conifera at Conder, ACT - 27 Nov 2016
Eriophora sp. (genus) at Greenway, ACT - 21 Nov 2016
Eriophora sp. (genus) at Conder, ACT - 19 Nov 2016
Araneus ginninderranus at Conder, ACT - 18 Jul 2016
Phonognatha graeffei at Greenway, ACT - 22 Feb 2016
Eriophora sp. (genus) at Tuggeranong, ACT - 17 Feb 2016
Eriophora transmarina at Tuggeranong, ACT - 31 Jan 2016
Eriophora sp. (genus) at Tuggeranong, ACT - 21 Jan 2016
Austracantha minax at Greenway, ACT - 15 Dec 2015
Plebs eburnus at Bywong, NSW - 24 Oct 2015
Eriophora pustulosa at Conder, ACT - 13 Sep 2015
Nephila edulis at Greenway, ACT - 30 Mar 2015
Nephila edulis at Conder, ACT - 21 Mar 2015
Phonognatha graeffei at Conder, ACT - 19 Mar 2015
Eriophora sp. (genus) at Greenway, ACT - 9 Mar 2015
Eriophora pustulosa at Conder, ACT - 4 Mar 2015
Eriophora pustulosa at Conder, ACT - 3 Mar 2015
Eriophora transmarina at Tennent, ACT - 16 Feb 2015
Argiope trifasciata at Greenway, ACT - 12 Feb 2007

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