I am particularly keen on Miniscule's manifestation as an animated TV program about invertebrates, It is also a good word to describe many of the plants we saw today!
As I understand it the catalyst for the outing was a trip by some members of the ACT Orchid group who reported many wonders from the Mongarlowe Cemetery. I have visited there before with some success and also fritzed out badly (due to ill-considered acts by the Mongarlowe bush fire people - with a possible assist by Tilly the goat and her strange owner).
Today would count as another success as the RFS hadn't mown the place for a while so hadn't destroyed the orchids, - although the early weather was a bit dubious .
The first two are Eriochilus cucullatus - in conjunction with a later image these show the range of tones of the flowers.
If the orchidologists cannot identify plants to species I am not going to pronounce, so Speculantha sp. will do for these.
75% of the way down the block! I guess its all a matter of standard deviations.
amara var. floribunda - I only noticed the open florets when I looked at the image on my 'pooter.
Mirbelia platylobioides: the only flowering bean of the day.
Ants tending some scale insects (the insects under the scale are, according to Pete'n'Penny, "likely genus Glycaspis"). My memory is that the white scale is effectively sugar.
An aesthetic collection of letterboxes on the outskirts of Mongarlowe village.