A visit to my family in north-east Victoria saw us escaping the cicada drone and heat of early summer for the high country. Inspired by photographs she’d seen, my mother walked us out from Watchbed Creek to just under and between Spion Kop and Crow’s Nest, on Big River at Falls Creek. We hadn’t quite escaped the insects, for while the grasshoppers and soldier beetles were fun to photograph, the masses of swarming ants and buzzing flies—followed by mosquitoes—were less pleasant, but it was a very accessible little spot. Moreover, the series of cascades and the abundance of wildflowers more than made up for our time spent on rocky outcrops avoiding the ant nests.
More photos are on my Flickr album.