19 Sep 2017

First Orchids

Apparently a very dry year, therefore few orchids about.

Dusky Fingers Caladenia fuscata

Blue Caladenia Cyanicula caerulea

Nodding Greenhood Pterostylis nutans

Wax Lip Orchid Glossodia major

11 Sep 2017

Gap Bluff

Coast Baksia Banksia integrifolia

Pigface Caprobrotus glaucescens

Sydney Golden Wattle Acacia longifolia

Pittosporum undulatum

Coastal Tea Tree Leptospermum laevigatum

She-oak Allocasuarina distyla

Spiny-headed Matrush Lomandra longifolia

Fuschia Heath Epacris longiflora

Views to Sydney Harbour's North Head

View east, out to sea

View south - can walk to Bondi from here

View west to the city

Gun emplacement from WWII era to defend the harbour - the gun was never installed.

2 Sep 2017


Red-leaf Wattle Acacia rubida

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos were here Calyptorhyncus funereus

An orange lichen, maybe Teloschistes sp

Sherwood Homestead

19 Aug 2017

Blundell Hill

Hardenbergia  Hardenbergia violaceae

Possibly Gorse Bitter-pea Daviesia ulicifolia

Silver Wattle Acacia dealbata

Red-leaf Wattle Acacia rubida

Just a tiny bit of snow about in the shade

Mt Coree with a little snow

Mt Blundell on right

Signs of all the usual suspects- dogs, pigs, deer etc

13 Aug 2017

Rendezvous Creek II

Woolly Grevillea Grevillea lanigera

A first blossom of Broad-leaf Hickory Acacia falciformis

Wedge-leaf Wattle in bud Acacia pravissima

The Sheep Yards


Plenty of eveidence of wild dogs and pigs