Upper Spring Creek Landcare Group and Mid Loddon CMN

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Early spring sightings

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Today is warm and sunny — a good chance to welcome Spring.

Reptiles are definitely coming out of hibernation. We saw two sleepy (but ready for a fight) stumpy tails today.

Stumpy tail (or shingleback) lizard

For weeks we have been watching the lilies. The Early nancy has been blooming for a while but today is the first Yellow bulbine lily for the season.

Yellow bulbine lily (bulbine bulbosa)

Yellow bulbine lily (bulbine bulbosa)

And the sweet and intense Blue squill is flowering:

Blue squill (Chamaescilla corymbosa)

Blue squill (Chamaescilla corymbosa)

We also spotted the tiny Twining fringe lily:

Twining fringe lily (Thysonatus patersonii)

Twining fringe lily (Thysonatus patersonii)

Happy to see our first orchid for the season, the Golden cowslip (which is considered vulnerable in Victoria):

Golden cowslip (Diuris behrii)

Golden cowslip (Diuris behrii)

There are many more lilies and orchids due to bloom — join us on our walk next week to see what you can discover!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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