Corner Inlet & Millers Landing

Leader: Ken Harris; Facilitator: Ken Smith

With 11 participants, the morning was spent driving along 5-Mile Road, stopping numerous times to explore the flora of the slashed zone beside the road, looking especially for orchids. The first stop right at the start of the road revealed deep pink flowers of Pink Fairies, Caladenia latifolia, and large areas of Running Postman, Kennedia prostrata.

We next stopped to look for a yellow variety of the Wallflower Orchid. We soon found the conventional Wallflowers and eventually located a large patch of pure yellow ones. Also found were

Hare Orchid Leptoceras menziesii

Plain-lip Spider-orchid Caladenia clavigera

Tiny Fingers C. pusilla

Common Onion-orchid Microtis unifolia

Slender Sun-orchid Thelymitra pauciflora

Twisted Sun-orchid T. flexuosa

Salmon Sun-orchid, T. rubra

Other plant sightings here included

Milkmaids Burchardia umbellata

Blue Stars Chamaescilla corymbosa

Silver Banksia Banksia marginata

Climbing Lignum Muehlenbeckia adpressa

Seaberry Saltbush Rhagodia candolleana

Bower Spinach Tetragonia implexicoma

Honey-pots Acrotriche serrulata

White Marianth Rhytidosporum procumbens

Another stop produced

Swamp Daisy Brachyscome cardiocarpa

Short Purple Flags Patersonia fragilis

Long Purple Flags P. occidentalis

Swamp Boronia Boronia parviflora

Golden Spray Viminaria juncea

Austral Grass-tree Xanthorrhoea australis

Common Flat-pea Platylobium obtusangulum

Last but not least, an Emu with one youngster!

At the last stop for the morning we added these orchids:

Yellow Onion-orchid Microtidium atratum

Southern Bearded Greenhood Pterostylis tasmanica

Mantis Orchid Caladenia tentaculata

Great sun-orchid Thelymitra aristata

Other plant sightings included the yellow-flowered from of

Tufted Blue Lily Thelionema caespitosum

Spreading Guinea-flower Hibbertia procumbens

We also sighted one adult and one young Grey Kangaroo.

We were joined during lunch by 10 more people for the afternoon walk to Millers Landing. Several more orchids were found including

Orange-tip Fingers Caladenia aurantiaca

Eastern Spider-orchid C. orientalis

Mayfly Orchid Acianthus caudatus

Small Mosquito-orchid A. pusillus

Tall Greenhood Pterostylis melagramma

Nodding Grenhood P. nutans

Thick-lip Spider-orchid Caladenia tessellata

Helmet-orchid Corybas sp., possibly C. incurvus

Fauna sightings included White’s Skink Egernia whitii and Painted Lady Butterfly.

Ken Harris

Running Postman