Spring Wildflower Walks

Many of our local landcarers have been getting out and enjoying the spring wildflowers.

Some of the participants of the Strath Ck walk

Slender Sun-orchid (Thelymitra pauciflora)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the Kinglake and Strath Creek landcare groups recently participated in a walk along Upper King Parrot Creek Rd in Strath Creek.

On the walk

Golden Moth Orchid (Diuris chryseopsis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This road is part of our Ribbons of Remnant Roadsides project and has been identified by UGLN and the Murrindindi Shire as being of high conservation significance due to the quality of the roadside vegetation.

Bulbine Lilies (Bulbine bulbosa)

Native Sarsparilla (Hardenbergia violacea)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The walk was led by botanist Geordie Scott-Walker from ABZECO and we observed many wildflowers and orchids including Golden Moths, Milkmaids and Bulbine and Chocolate lilies.

Botanist Geordie Scott-Walker from ABZECO at Wallaby Springs

Pink Bells (Tetratheca ciliata)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another walk was held at Wallaby Springs Reserve in Kinglake West where the Stony Creek meets the King Parrot Creek. We saw many native shrubs in flower including the rare Round-leaf Pomaderris and Silky Goodia.

Silky Goodia (Goodia pubescens)

Lemon Dogwood (Pomaderris intermedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group also took the opportunity to record bird species at the reserve for the October Backyard Bird Count. We observed 24 species including Lyrebirds, Golden Whistler, Gang Gang Cockatoo and Horsfield’s Bronze Cuckoo.

These two events were sponsored by funding from Landcare Australia and the State Government Threatened Species Initiative.

2 Comments

  1. Sally Abbott Smith on November 10, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Thanks for organizing the wildflower walks, they are always most enjoyable and informative. It is great to be out in the bush. Sally

  2. Sally Abbott Smith on November 10, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Thanks for organizing the wildflower walks, they are always most enjoyable and informative. It is great to get out in the bush.

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