Little Desert

11 October 2011

We started searching for orchids in Little Desert National Park but on the outward loop we found less than we thought we might find. There were a few sun-orchids scattered about but they were all closed due to the cold. Later in the morning's search I got to see Pterostylis planulata/Oligochaetochilus planulatus, which I don't think I'd seen before. The afternoon session yielded fewer orchids and it all looked very dry. After the official search some of us headed to Broken Bucket (about an hour north), which is normally supposed to be good for orchids but once again it was very dry and there was really only Oligochaetochilus pusillus in flower.

image/jpegbee-hive LittleDesert111011-7959.jpg i11-Oct-2011 10:57  86.2 KB 480×640
image/jpegflower Dampiera dysantha LittleDesert111011-7950.jpg i11-Oct-2011 08:03  70.6 KB 720×480
image/jpegflower Glischrocaryon behrii LittleDesert111011-7953.jpg i11-Oct-2011 08:15  53.4 KB 640×480
image/jpegflower Kunzea sp LittleDesert111011-8039.jpg i11-Oct-2011 14:50  73.5 KB 640×480
image/jpegorchid Arachnorchis cardiochila LittleDesert111011-8034.jpg i11-Oct-2011 13:32  35.8 KB 768×640
image/jpegorchid Arachnorchis cardiochila LittleDesert111011-8057.jpg i11-Oct-2011 15:39  32.7 KB 720×608
image/jpegorchid Arachnorchis stricta LittleDesert111011-8043.jpg i11-Oct-2011 14:51  51.5 KB 800×720
image/jpegorchid Oligochaetochilus planulatus LittleDesert111011-7993.jpg i11-Oct-2011 12:55  33.6 KB 640×544
image/jpegorchid Oligochaetochilus planulatus LittleDesert111011-8010.jpg i11-Oct-2011 13:03  83.7 KB 960×1280
image/jpegorchid Oligochaetochilus pusillus BrokenBucket111011-8061.jpg i11-Oct-2011 17:22  30.4 KB 736×720
image/jpegorchid Oligochaetochilus pusillus BrokenBucket111011-8066.jpg i11-Oct-2011 17:24  34.8 KB 800×528
image/jpegorchid Oligochaetochilus pusillus BrokenBucket111011-8070.jpg i11-Oct-2011 17:26  27.7 KB 768×640
image/jpegorchid Oligochaetochilus pusillus BrokenBucket111011-8081.jpg i11-Oct-2011 18:47  27.6 KB 480×720
image/jpegtrack LittleDesert111011-7956.jpg i11-Oct-2011 08:17  91.1 KB 480×688

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