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6 Feb 2018

Picnic Point

Narrow-leaf Geebung Persoonia linearis


Pink Hyacinth Orchid Dipodium roseum (petals curved back)


Blotched Hyacinth Orchid Dipodium variegatum


Scentless Rosewood Synoum glandulosum


Pastel Flower Pseuderanthemum variabile


White Root Lobelia purpurascens


Splendid Ochre Trapezites symmomus


Westringia fruticosa right by the shore


Ruby Saltbush Enchylaena tomentosa


Eggs of the Cartrut Shell Dicathais orbita


Razor Grinder Henicopsaltria eydouxii


The sea and the rocks







20 Jan 2018

Flynns Beach

Cunjevoi Pyura stolonifera washed up with various treasures attached


Barnacles, maybe Tesseropora rosea, green Sea Lettuce Ulva sp. and pink weed is Amphiroa anceps


Leather Kelp Eklonia radiata, and at the right back is Green Velvet Weed Codium fragile


Neptunes Necklace Hormosira banksii


Sea Stars of the eight-armed variety Patiriella calcar




Waratah anemone Actinia tenebrosa and Zebra Top Shells Austrocochlea porcata


I was happy to discover this unusual shady tree was a native, but then saddened to find out it is endangered.


Necklacepod Sophora tomentosa


Port Macquarie is a stronghold for this species


Long necklace pods visible against the sky


A Shag on a rock...


Little Black Cormorant Phalacrocorax sulcirostris




Green Serpentite rocks showing up clearly in this shaded shot of a little decorated cave


Black rock masses were sticking out from within the greener material (not a geologist)


Flynns Beach







12 Jan 2018

Firetail Cicadas Emerging

Right place, right time. Cicadas emerging from thier cases on Jadar Trail


Possibly they are one of the Firetail Cicadas group Yoyetta sp.


Drying the wings


Becoming darker as the process continues


Cicada emerging on flowering Snow Gum Eucalyptus pauciflora

7 Jan 2018

Pedens Hut IV

Happy New Year from Circuits Hut





Mountain Milkwort Comesperma retusum


Mountain Teatree Leptospermum grandifolium


Bulbine lilies smell beautiful, a bit like scottish bluebells


Burgan Kunzea ericoides


Mt Jadar

5 Jan 2018

Pedens Hut III

Pedens Hut in morning mist


St Andrews Cross Spider of this species was plentiful- they had a greenish tinge. Argiope sp


View from Mt Jadar


Jadar Trig


Crane Fly Leptotarsus clavatus


Australian Forget-me-not Cynoglossum australe


Some kind of cute Weevils on Grevillea


Woolly Grevillea Grevillea lanigera


Water Skink Eulamprus sp


Leaf Skeletonizers at work


Alpine Bottlebrush Callistemon pityoides. Only saw one of these.



Large leaf Daisy Bush in full flower Olearia megalophylla. Only saw one of these also.



Brunby racing past. Mt Jadar on far right.


Snow Gums in flower Eucalyptus pauciflora