These photos have been supplied by Emily and relate back to our club excursion to Enfield Forest in November.
We look forward to seeing members and visitors tonight for our last club meeting for this year. Members will be sharing a few of their highlights from this year, 7.30 pm at the Fed Uni Campus on the corner of Gillies St and Gregory St Wendouree.
Pure white form of Thelymitra ixioides Spotted Sun-orchid
Purplish Beard-orchid Calochilus robertsonii
Red Beard-orchid Calochilus paludosus
Slender Rice-flower Pimelea linifolia
Some of the field-trippers exploring Beacon Hill Enfield State Park
Sun-orchid hybrid- Thelymitra ixioides X T. rubra (or possibly T. carnea)
Mt Misery Garden
Broad-lip Leek-orchid Prasophyllum sp. aff. odoratum
Enfield Grevillea – Grevillea bedggoodiana
Lowland Bird-orchid Chiloglottis sp. aff. valida
Common Ruddyhood Pterostylis squamata
Victoria Dam, Enfield Forest
Our last excursion for the year was to Enfield Forest. This is a brief summary of the afternoon as a longer report will be in the February newsletter. We entered the forest from Ross Creek down Post office Road into Victoria Road and past the trail bike car park. Continue reading
This caterpillar was seen in Enfield Forest, Victoria Dam area this week, curled around a piece of bark. The one red spot required closer examination with a 10X hand lens. It appears to be a mite feeding, with its head buried in a fold in the exoskeleton.