Araucaria bidwillii is lit dramatically from below. Will, our guide, pointed this out as a special tree, of the genus Araucaria. The 'nuts' are edible and valued by aboriginal people. Another ancient species, the famous Wollemi pine Wollemia nobilis, is glowing in the spotlight below.
Podargus strigoides. Will switched to a red spotlight so as not to bother the bird too much and I was able to get some lovely shots.
After that we came across a little mob of Kangaroos on the Eucalypt Lawn. A couple of them were mothers with little joeys in their pouches. I had no idea there were so many Kangaroos in the gardens, Ive only ever seen one or two at a time so I thought that was all of them!
Sugar Glider Petaurus breviceps which are extremely cute little things we were really hoping to see.
Here is a link to an image someone else has taken of one of these cute little things, though maybe it is an image from the USA, as I believe you can keep them as pets over there (certainly not in Australia). I was so happy to see all the creatures I had hoped to see tonight, it was really worth a year to wait, I just wish they ran these events more often. There are two more tours on this week, so if you are free on Thursday or Friday evening sign up!