Upper Spring Creek Landcare Group and Mid Loddon CMN

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Such an abundant Spring!

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How lush is the countryside this Spring!

Yes, there are millions of mozzies, but there are also many butterflies everywhere too! Spotted these Caper White Butterflies decorating a cypress tree on the property.

caper butterflies

These butterflies are usually associated with native caper plants that grow in northern inland NSW. They regularly migrate to areas where there are no food plants for their caterpillars and nobody knows why! The Willy Wagtails love them especially now that their chicks are hatched.

We have also ¬†had lots of sun orchids this year — many more than we have seen in the past 6 yea

Slender Sun Orchid 2 (Thelmitra pauciflora)

Slender Sun Orchid 2 (Thelmitra pauciflora)

 

Salmon sun orchid (Thelymitra Rubra)

Salmon sun orchid (Thelymitra Rubra)

 

And what about the masses of chocolate lilies!!

Chocolate lilies en masse

Chocolate lilies en masse

Wonder what we will see this week?

 

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