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