Sunday, August 21, 2016

Tuesday 16th August 2016


I had high expectations after yesterdays haul of orchids found. I chose tracks that are known for wildflowers & orchids, but they were burnt in the 2014 fires. There were very few orchids to be found on these tracks.

We did find about a dozen different types of orchids, not all in flower, but nothing new. Though I have yet to check through all the photos properly!

It was a nice scenic drive none-the-less, around parts of the Grampians that neither of us have seen before. The sun was out for most of the day, & the temperature reached 16c at one stage. I can't complain about that!

The wattle at the Grampians Edge Caravan Park was lovely

The view of the Grampians from the caravan park

Me playing around with Geoff's new phone camera

A fading Fringed Hare Orchid

Archie was too busy posing to find any orchids!

Driving through the burnt areas around the northern section of the Grampians

Round Swamp; several types of orchids were found here

After yesterday's big effort I was told that I had to find several new orchid varieties today. Fail! It is usually good just driving and wandering around in the bush, luckily for me. Because that was all we managed.

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