Slow but steady progress during the past week here in Brisbane. Found some large fungi that looked pretty much like big supermarket mushrooms - they turned out to be the poisonous Yellow Stainer Agaricus xanthodermus and my first fungal tick in Australia. I found a Brown Huntsman Heteropoda jugulans on the drive, and a friendly Pholcus phalangioides has set up on the back patio (yep, the same as the British one, it's introduced here and apparently they eat Red-backs for breakfast - I'm yet to find the latter in the square). Also found a Common Earwig Forficula auricularia in the house, another widespread European introduction here.
A wander around the suburban streets a couple of days ago produced a cracking Australian Hobby, a few more weedy plants and a Red Tiger Assassin Bug Havinthus rufovarius which I will try to photograph once I've bought a macro lens. A brief 20-minute spotlighting session in the woods tonight produced great views of a Tawny Frogmouth, a calling male Koala and best of all brilliant views of a Keelback Snake Tropidonophis mairii partially submerged in the creek hunting frogs.