Leaders: John & Glenys Cayley, for several sessions.
Good company and knowledgeable people. Keen walkers both young and aged had very enjoyable walks along the Wannon River with a chorus of bird calls in the background. It was great to see the water flowing with the Water Ribbon weed delicately lying on top – a very serene setting.
We came across several hundred kangaroos which hopped over the fence designed to keep them out. This mob of kangaroos had been resting in the shade on the other side of the Wannon until disturbed. We also saw fox and a rabbit both out in the early morning looking for breakfast. Many different birds were sighted and then on the way back up through the Stringybark forest many different native orchids and other wildflowers were sighted including tall and small greenhoods, pink lady finger orchids and spider orchids. Lots of Echidna diggings but no Echidnas were seen.
Gang Gang Cockatoo
Pacific Black Duck
Australian Wood (Maned) Duck
Abandoned (Black?) Duck egg at the foot of a Red Gum.
Austral Bracken – Pteridium esculentum
Black Wattle – Acacia mearnsii
Blackwood – Acacia melanoxylon
Blue Stars – Chamaescilla corymbosa
Brown Stringybark – Eucalyptus baxteri
Cherry Ballart – Exocarpos cupressiformis
Common Buttercup – Ranunculus lappaceus
Common Fringe-myrtle – Calytrix tetragona
Dagger Hakea – Hakea teretifolia
Early Nancy – Wurmbea dioica
Guinea Flower – Hibbertia spp.
Hedge Wattle – Acacia Paradoxa
Horny Conebush – Isopogon ceratophyllus
Ivy-leaf Violet – Viola hederacea
Kangaroo Apple -Solanum laciniatum
Purple Diuris – Diuris Pardina
Love Creeper – Comesperma volubile
Maroonhood – Pterostylis pedunculatac
Nodding Greenhood – Pterostylis nutans
Pale Sundew – Drosera peltata
Pink Fingers – Caladenia carnea
Pink Sun Orchid – Thelymitra carnea
Plain-lip Spider-orchid – Caladenia clavigera
Prickly Tea-Tree – Leptospermum scoparium
Scentbark -Eucalyptus aromaphloia
Scented Sundew – Drosera whittakeri
Sheath Star – Hypoxis vaginata
Sheep’s Burr – Acaena echinata
Sword Sedge – Gahnia ancistrophylla
Tall Greenhood – Pterostylis longifolia
Toad Rush – Juncus bufonius
Twining Fringe-lily – Thysanotus patersonii
Water Ribbon – Triglochin procera
Wood Sorrel – Oxalis perennans