Western Victoria Day 1
18 March 2011
I had originally planned to go to east Gippsland this weekend but as the days approached
the forecast kept on getting worse (with regards to my dragonfly hunting plans)
so I decided to go west where the forecast was for mid-twenties on a couple of days.
I camped overnight at Langi Ghiran State Park, somewhere I've often driven bye on my way to the more famous Grampians.
This park has reasonably nice areas but the upper forests are
too similar to my local forests for me to make a specific trip there.
When I got to the Grampians it was pretty much all closed due to significant flood damage
— having decided late to travel here I had not done my homework.
I spent a little time in Halls Gap to photograph the cute locals
before heading around the west side to check out some swamps.
Late in the day I managed to see several Spiranthes australis
orchids still in flower
as well as a lot of Eriochilus cucullatus