Sunday, 13 October 2013

Carwoola Wildflower Walk

Each year the Carwoola Community puts on a Wildflower Walk at either someone's property or an area of public land.  This year it was the former, on Pony Place, in the Queanbeyan section of the locality.  I was attending primarily as the bird expert.  I am sure you all realise that

  • X is the great unknown and
  • 'spurt' is a drip under pressure.

Having got that out of the way, I only got one image of a bird.  It was a typical bird posing with most of its head turned away from us but it was a Black-faced cuckoo-shrike.

The full list of species seen today was:

Laughing Kookaburra
Pallid Cuckoo
Grey fantail
Rufous whistler
Black-faced cuckoo-shrike
White-browed scrubwren
Superb Fairy-wren
White-throated treecreeper
Yellow-faced honeyeater
Olive-backed oriole
Pied Currawong
Australian Magpie
Striated pardalote

I took a few images of plants- much more cooperative in windy weather.  This first is Pultenaea procumbens.
This was the first lily I photographed: Thysanotus patersonii, the twining fringe lily.  I normally regard these as unusual so to find many samples today was excellent.
Microseris lanceolata, Yam Daisy.
A rather tatty Microseris doing its duty by a hoverfly.
Another member of the family Fabaceaea: Dillwynnia sieberi.  The long prickly leaves differentiate it from D. sericea.
I have grouped the 5 orchids together.  The first seen was Diuris pardina (spots like a 'pard.)
Although it was the last I saw as they are the same genus I have put Diuris sulphurea here.
This is a finger orchid Stegostyla ustulata.
The Waxlip Orchid - so named for the white waxy patch in front of the column - is Glossodia major.
I really like sun orchids Thelymitra pauciflora and it was a great pleasure to find so many on the downhill leg today.  I'll celebrate that with several images.  First up was a singleton.
Next a triple header.
Then a double, showing front and back views.
Back to dicotyledons.  Here we have some foliage and buds of Gompholobium huegelii: this will be spectacular for Peter and Amanda when it comes in flower as a big bright yellow Fabaceae.
Viola betonicifolia
Asperula conferta
Arthropodium minus - another lily, in this case the vanilla lily for those who, unlike me, have a sense of smell.
Finally a tiny Vittadinia muellerii.
Here follows the full list of 86 taxa seen today (thanks Ros for compiling it):

Acacia dawsonii Gonocarpus tetragynus
Acacia dealbata Goodenia hederacea
Acacia gunnii Hardenbergia violacea
Acacia rubida Hibbertia obtusifolia
Acacia ulicifolia Hovea heterophylla
Acaena ovina Hydrocotyle laxiflora
Acrotriche serrulata Hypericum gramineum
Amyema miquelii Indigofera australis
Amyema pendula Juncus sp.
Aristida ramosa Kunzea ericoides
Arthropodium minus Leptorhynchos squamatus
Asperula conferta Leptospermum myrtifolium
Astroloma humifusum Leucopogon fletcheri ssp. brevisepalus
Austrostipa scabra ssp. falcata Lissanthe strigosa
Brachyloma daphnoides Lomandra filiformis ssp. coriacea
Bursaria spinosa Lomandra longifolia
Carex inversa Lomandra multiflora
Cassinia longifolia Luzula densiflora
Cheilanthes austrotenuifolia Melichrus urceolatus
Chrysocephalum apiculatum Microseris lanceolata
Comesperma ericinum Pimelea curviflora
Coronidium scorpioides Pomaderris eriocephala
Cymbonotus lawsonianus Pultenaea procumbens
Daviesia mimosoides Rytidosperma pallidum
Dianella revoluta Scleranthus biflorus
Dillwynia sericea Senecio quadridentatus
Dillwynia sieberi Senecio sp.
Diuris pardina Solenogyne dominii
Diuris sulphurea Stackhousia monogyna
Drosera peltata Stegostyla ustulata
Enneapogon nigricans Stylidium graminifolium
Eucalyptus macrorhyncha Thelymitra ? pauciflora
Eucalyptus mannifera Themeda triandra
Eucalyptus melliodora Thysanotus patersonii
Eucalyptus nortonii Thysanotus tuberosus
Eucalyptus polyanthemos Triptilodiscus pygmaeus
Eucalyptus rossii Typha sp.
Exocarpos cupressiformis Viola betonicifolia
Galium gaudichaudii Vittadinia muelleri
Geranium sp. Wahlenbergia multicaulis
Glossodia major Wahlenbergia stricta
Glycine clandestina Wurmbea dioica
Gompholobium huegelii Xerochrysum viscosum

1 comment:

Denis Wilson said...

Nice collection of plants, Martin.