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white flag iris or Snake lily
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Running postman
Blackus tigeress

Flowering Early Spring Orchids are everywhere at the moment. Colonies of Nodding Greenhoods, individual Mayfly, Star and Tiger orchids.

The Grass trees at Winifred Curtis have developed spears and are flowering. The spears are absolutely magnificent. Some plants have multiple spears, others have a single, often huge, tail.

The Scamander Wildflower Park has a host of native plants that have survived years of mowing and are also flowering. Todd has identified about 70 native species in this small area and regular working bees are slowly removing the weeds (especially cape weed) and replanting natives.

The latest area of pine plantation to be restored to natural forest on Loila Tier is exceptionally rich in native plants with Blue Love creepers flowering now at eye height every few metres while underfoot are masses of Running Postman. Be careful though as the local black snakes are taking advantage of the sunny days to move about.

Just a few of the many natives flowering at the moment, in the order they appear on left

Common name Botantical name
Mayfly orchid Acianthus caudatus

Blue Love creeper

Comesperma volubile
Star orchid glossodia major
Nodding greenhood Pterostylis nutans
Snake lily Diplarrena moraea
  Dillwynia glaberrima
River rose Bauera rubioides
Milkmaids Burchardia umbellata
Native fuchsia Correa reflexa
Trigger plant Stylidium graminifolium
Running postman Kennedia prostrata

With the rain recently the banjo frogs have been creating an absolute ruckus at the local waterhole. The edges of the pond are covered with eggs, which will no doubt develop just in time for the snakes which are already moving closer to the coast.

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