Wilsons Promontory

4 June 2011

Went to the Prom again to try and see how the second bud of a Pelicans Orchid, Anzybas/Corybas unguiculatus, was progressing. Right at the start of my walk I was however distracted by a snake resting in the middle of the path. Looks to me like a Common/Lowland Copperhead Austrelaps superbus, probably flushed out of its over-wintering hole by overnight rain. Being cold weather it was quite placid and I could set up my camera quite close.

Back to orchids, despite a GPS point it took me ages to find this specific, tiny flower again. The bud seems to have developed a little more but I'm still not sure if it will actually become a proper flower. At least this time I remembered its location relative to some landmarks so when I return in a week I should find it easier.

Thanks also to some information I was supplied with I was able to find some Granite Greenhoods Bunochilus/Pterostylis tunstallii. I know of a couple of locations in the south of the park but that is currently closed while the bridge is being repaired.

On the way home I stopped off at New Zealand Hill near Foster. I was hoping for more fungus but made do with a colony of Autumn Bird/Wasp-orchids, Chiloglottis reflexa — a nice end to the day, even if I had terrible trouble trying to photograph them in the fading light during a lull in the wind.

image/jpegflower Scaevola calendulacea Prom120604-1550.jpg i04-Jun-2011 10:34  97.4 KB 800×576
image/jpegfungus Dermocybe splendida Foster120604-1716.jpg i04-Jun-2011 16:10  98.2 KB 848×640
image/jpegfungus Prom120604-1541.jpg i04-Jun-2011 10:19  97.1 KB 800×768
image/jpegHibbertia sericea Silky Guinea-flower Prom120604-1544.jpg i04-Jun-2011 10:26  56.9 KB 608×720
image/jpeglily Wurmbea latifolia Broadleaf Early Nancy Prom120604-1534.jpg i04-Jun-2011 10:12  93.6 KB 640×1088
image/jpegorchid Anzybas unguiculatus Prom120604-1638.jpg i04-Jun-2011 12:04 106 KB 960×720
image/jpegorchid Bunochilus tunstallii Prom120604-1677.jpg i04-Jun-2011 13:50  34.2 KB 768×576
image/jpegorchid Bunochilus tunstallii Prom120604-1699.jpg i04-Jun-2011 14:00  37.8 KB 720×560
image/jpegorchid Chiloglottis reflexa Foster110604-1724.jpg i04-Jun-2011 16:28  33.3 KB 768×576
image/jpegorchid Chiloglottis reflexa Foster110604-1743.jpg i04-Jun-2011 16:40  33.2 KB 768×640
image/jpegorchid Corybas aconitiflorus Prom120604-1523.jpg i04-Jun-2011 08:20  69.3 KB 928×656
image/jpegorchid Diplodium alveatum Prom120604-1527.jpg i04-Jun-2011 10:03  67.6 KB 560×1088
image/jpegrainshower Vereker Outlook Prom120604-1660.jpg i04-Jun-2011 13:37  36.5 KB 688×480
image/jpegsnake Copperhead Austrelaps superbus Prom120604-1577.jpg i04-Jun-2011 11:08 171 KB 1024×640
image/jpegsnake Copperhead Austrelaps superbus Prom120604-1621.jpg i04-Jun-2011 11:32 146 KB 1024×768

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