Lemon Leek Orchids - New Spot : My Actifit Report Card: November 11 2021
11/11 is always a day for reflection. My grandfather served in Royal Fusiliers for all 4 years of WW1. Most if his mates did not make it. The solemnity of the day was matched by a grey day and a shitty forecast. Shuffled up the plans - walk before the rain and shop after
Was on a mission to find two orchids seen on a local track two weeks ago. We are seeing some new flowers emerging
Found a new spot for large tongue orchids not quite ready
The pink centre on this caught my eye
Especially when the one next door did not have a pink centre
My friend, Amanda, wants to turn me into a mushroom spotter
I am better at orchids - this spike just emerging
Last days of the flying duck orchid - this one a triple header
And one still flying - caleana major - maybe this is the orchid for the day
Target one not quite open - bonnet orchid
Weevill action on the bonnet orchid leaf - not eating yet
Double header flying duck orchid seeded
Even found green flowers
Target two found by GPS location saved last walk - one flowering
Lemon leek orchid - first time sighting on this track - orchid of the day
Prasophyllum flavum - second spot ever
A bit of a frill
Love the detail and the colours
A bit side on. Excitement mounted as there were 3 more plants spread a bit
Did find the first fringe lily on this track - they flower one day. We were there
Last photo brings back a story from a few weeks ago about mower man.
I saw mower man cutting the edges of the track. NPWS van drove ahead of him to warn walkers. He had NPWS fluoro on. I have a photo. A week later I saw the same fat man working NPWS Fire Mitigation.
He did mow places he was not supposed to. I suspect NPWS are covering ass. Track has not been mowed twice since that day
Orchid of the day challenge met. Did the shopping. I hate this lockdown shopping with a mask on. My brain goes to mush.
Rain started on the way home.
Quick back story on the king parrots. We have a mottled headed one. This morning there were 5. Photo shows 3
Dinner: Fried fish - simple healthy stuff.
Late night doing IM stuff in Membership Massacre review - took longer than I like. One day later it was done