Picking up my Granddaughter from school kept me close to home today. Then, with an approaching storm with large hail threatened, this kept my walk fairly short and not a lot of ground was covered but this area always seems to have something on show.
I have found that in the second part of summer there is not much in flower and that is why I have had to include some species that seem to be blooming all year round. Having said that, it was good to see one of the larger flowering Leptospermums in flower, and the Petrophile, while always seeing the seed cones this is the first time I have seen it flowering (is this as good as gets?).
|Leptospermum squarrosum -|
Pink Tea Tree, Peach-flowered Tea Tree
|Petrophile puchehella - Conesticks|
|Epacris pulchella - NSW Coral Heath|
|Caustis flexuosa -|
Curly Sedge / Grandfathers Whiskers (flowers)
|Baeckea diosmifolia - Fringed Baeckea.|
|Persoonia pinifolia - Pine-leaf Geebung|
|Lambertia formosa - Mountain Devil.|
|Hibbertia riparia - Erect Guinea-flower.|
|Actinotus minor - Lesser Flannel Flower.|
|Pteridium esculentum - Bracken, Common Bracken|
|Banksia oblongifolia -|
Fern-leaf Banksia, Rusty Banksia
|Darwinia fascicularis ssp. fascicularis -|
Strawberries and Cream
|Grevillea buxifolia - Grey Spider-flower|
FEATHERS, FUR and FANG. Some Of The Wildlife Seen Today.
|It's not a mosquito.|
Sugar Ants are usually only seen at night, but the incoming storm has them building up the side of their nest to prevent too much water running in.