It stopped raining for a while here and all went quiet with the frogs. In the last week we've had 16mm and it's raining again now. Since the rain started, we've been hearing the Mallee Spadefoot Toad calling again (currently other species are quiet). The same thing happened last year. The district will be alive with them in a few nights time!
Since taking the greywater out of the dam it's become quite clear - enough that it's possible to see the dam weed at the bottom. The level has gone down quite a bit because the weather has been so warm and dry, but there's still plenty there. Another reliable catchment dam has remained full of water this year despite the heat. Amazing season!
There has always been a family of Western Grey Kangaroos (think that's the right thing to call them) hopping up and down our road, about 500m from the dam, but they've rarely been close to the houses. In the last month I've seen tracks in our front paddock, and in the last week have had to give way to them a couple of times as they hopped away from the dam (I guess they're drinking from it and not the greywater!). It's good to see them around - I hope the dam stays wet and we continue to see them.