3 Orchid Day on Bombaderry Creek Tracks : December 18 2022


Decided to have a decompress day after the big move. Slow start and then head out to explore the new home area a little more. Decided to check out the south side of Bombaderry Creek - walked the other side months ago

As it is new territory, photos will overlap a bit

Purple fan flower

Hibbertia I think

Banksia serratum - leaf shows serrations for the name

Blue sky was on and off

Fringe lily


I always expect to find orchids - took a while and spied these tall spikes - horned orchid

Orthoceras strictum

Side on shows the labellum well

Before and after photo - focus is on the after

Eriestemon flower - just a few left

Not sure what this is - grevillea of some sort. My name for it is pink loofah flower

Found one tongue orchid - crypyostylis subulata

Reached the ledge above the creek - aim is to track up and around to get below to look for rock orchids

Portrait photo from same rock ledge

Third orchid for the day was on the edge of the path going down - dipodium variegatum. Close up photos were out of focus

Did find evidence of rock orchids on the rocks above my head. Close up photos did not work - no flowers

I have walked this part of the creek before after heavy rain

Creek crossing below the old weir looks a little more comfortable this time. I had some big jumps to make last time

Walked east along the creek for a while and then tracked back up to the south side - pea flower shows I got well away from the rain forest section

Cross section shows how deep this creek has carved - say 70 metres

Context photo - that sign tells me I can get to the creek with a shorter walk than the one just done

On the board walk section there were these flowers growing - bladderwort

Flower is unique as it has two distinct parts - the view from below. Never could get a normal camera photo like that as plant is only 3 inches tall. Phone is easy. Other interesting thing is the plant is carnivorous

Yellow pea flower to close off the flower show. Was a good walk in new area and three orchids found flowering.

Did the long loop driving back to Shoalhaven Heads up Cambewarra Mountain and through Wattamolla and up Woodhill Mountain to Berry. I have cycled those roads but wanted to explore orchid walking points. Nothing really - very steep and farmland mostly

Back home - disposed of cardboard boxes from my son's place. Nice quiet evening. Dinner was a blokes dinner: BBQ sausages, eggs and bacon and a little salad.

The day was a good decompress day after the emotion of the move with my son and his new family.

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