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After rain

  It was looking a bit dry there for a while but rain earlier last week has made the ground cover look vibrant again and revitalised moss and lichens. Advertisements

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A new plant?

I noticed this attractive looking plant at the north end of the Reserve a while ago which I didn’t recognise. Frances Cincotta with the help of Bonnie Humphries identified it as Toadflax Linaria purpurea, unfortunately a weed. It is native to Italy, but … Continue reading

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Chocolate lilies out in mass

From late winter onwards the Chocolate Lily Dichopogon strictus is normally fairly prolific in the Reserve  This year the ground coverage and flower display has been extraordinary.

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Looking at leaves

Eucalyptus leaves decompose slowly, especially in dry weather. During the decaying process they change colour and are often munched on by nymphs, grubs and caterpillars. Here are four leaves I found recently with interesting markings and colours.

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Golden evening

Yesterday the sky was overcast but shortly before sunset the bush was lit up by an intense golden light. I’ve seen many sunsets here over the years but nothing quite as brilliant as this. The photo below is not smoke … Continue reading

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After rain

Lack of rain and warm weather has made the ground cover dry out and look fairly drab over the past few weeks. Rain on Saturday night changed all this. Early on Sunday morning the stems of the flowering Slender Dodder-laurel … Continue reading

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Tracking the flower heads

The Grey Everlasting Ozothamnus obcordatus shrub is pretty inconspicuous most of the year. Green pearl-like buds appear at the end of July and by October this hardy shrub is in flower all over the the Reserve. The flower heads have … Continue reading

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