Upper Spring Creek Landcare Group and Mid Loddon CMN

Community caring for our environment

Spring walk

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Landcare members wander amongst the flowers

This weekend, about ten of us walked around Karen and Tony’s covenanted property to see what is in bloom, say hello to the wallaby and generally enjoy being in nature.

walkers finding treasures in spring

Landcare walkers finding treasures in spring

Among the flowers we discovered was a plain sun orchid. Cathy’s sharp eyes spotted this tiny blue flower. We didn’t think it was plain at all!

Plain sun orchid (Thelymitra megcalyptra)

Plain sun orchid (Thelymitra megcalyptra)

Rabbit-ears are also flowering. This lovely sun orchid has distinctive brown ears on the central column and is thought to be mimicking flowers of Hibbertia species.

Thelymitra antennifera

Thelymitra antennifera

This delicate Tall bluebell (Wahlenburgia stricta) was found growing amongst the shrubbery.

Tall bluebell (Whalenbergia Stricta)

Tall bluebell (Whalenbergia Stricta)

And underfoot we found flannel cudweed which is a woolly prostrate member of the Asteracea family.

Flannel cudweed (Actinobole uliginosum)

Flannel cudweed (Actinobole uliginosum)

 

Sunny spring weather, great company, lots to see, explore and learn about — followed by a shared picnic lunch. What more could you ask?

 

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