We were indeed lucky with the weather. Before leaving home it seemed cold and windy, but I, like most people, shed a layer during the day. While it did look a tad ominous towards the end ...
Getting on to the plants seen, I will begin with the orchids, or evidence thereof, seen. This was a surprisingly good haul, although the designation "sp." is very appropriate. The first plant spotted was Corunastylis sp. I didn't keep count of the number of colonies, let alone plants, seen but they were widely distributed throughout the area.
The Book suggests that S. rubescens is the more likely of the two local species, but given the weirdness of this season that is insufficient evidence to become specific.
A very few flowering beans were encountered. This was identified pro tem
Comesperma ericinum were spotted, but this was th e only one I noticed that was really close to flowering.
endlicheri was indeed a surprise. I normally think of these as being in the 3 -5m height range rather than about 10m achieved by this one.
Leptomyrmex erythrocephalus) was busy replenishing its larder with a honey bee.