The Mulloon Fire Trail runs from the hamlet of Forbes Creek to the locality of Bombay (as far as I am aware there are no moves to change its name to Mumbai) in SE NSW. There are a series of ridges along the way with most of the track being between 900 and 100o m AMSL. The track is in reasonable condition with:
- quite a few exposed rocks which could do quite a job on low exhaust systems and and suspension parts;
- a crossing of Mulloon Creek which was about 30cm deep (and we haven't had any rain for 2 weeks); and
- considerable evidence of large trees having fallen across the track at various times (some not too distant).
|As usual, the Subaru leads the Toyota!|
I shall attach names to images as I find them out. I have grouped them according to families as best I can. Enjoy.
The main reason for going was the display of Pomadderris sp. Here is an extract from the Coordinator's report "most of us saw 10 species of Pomaderris today - in order of appearance - P. aspera, P. Bungonia sp. (an as yet un-named species which we originall found near Bungonia), P. costata, P. andromedifolia (a narrow-leaf form), P. ledifolia, P. ? elliptica (a new location for today), P. phylicifolia (didn't stop for this one), then P. pauciflora just before we got to Bombay Reserve. At the Reserve there are P. andromedifolia ssp. confusa and P. betulina". While they are attractive plants I don't believe they are sufficiently distinctive to include 10 or more images!
|A hillside covered in Pomaderris sp.|
|Pomaderris close up|
|Possibly a Diplodium?|
|Bunochilus longifolius with unfused sepals|
|Pterostylis nutans, the Nodding Greenhood|
|The leafless Bossiaea: Bossiaea bracteoasa|
|Stylidium graminifolium: the first time I have been able to capture this species as the are normally waving about in the wind!|