July Members’ Night


Numbers were down for our July meeting with several members away. After the formal aspects of the meeting were completed, Colin Prickett presented a selection of photographs of recent sightings.

The first group of images was taken on recent walks through the Don Shepherd Nature Reserve in Karnup and highlighted that, even though it was winter, there is still plenty to be seen in the local reserves at this time of the year. The images included flowering plants such as Daviesia hakeoides, Devil’s Pins (Hovea pungens), Preiss’s Mat Rush (Lomandra preissii), Lomandra nigricans, Leucopogon racemulosus, Pearl Flower (Conostephium pendulum), Grey Scaevola (Scaevola canescens), Blue Tinsel Lily (Star of Bethlehem (Calectasia grandiflora), Dark Banded Greenhood (Pterostylis sanguinea) and Firewood Banksia (Banksia menziesii). Also from the same reserve were some images of fungi (mainly Golden Wood – Gymnopilus allantopus) and unusual species of Lichen that looked like golf tees (Cladia sp.).

Top row: both at Don Shepherd NR;
Bottom row – both at Paganoni Reserve, C Prickett

The second series of images were taken in Paganoni Reserve and included photos of fungi such as Golden Wood Fungus (Gymnopilus allantopus), small ‘pixie caps’ (Mycena sp.), small terracotta-coloured fungi (believed to be Laccaria sp.), a large white Aminita sp. and the slime mould Icicle Fairy Fans (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa). Also found in Paganoni Reserve were Brown Veined Shell Orchid (Pterostylis aspera), Blue Fairy Orchid (Pheladenia deformis) and a White Spotted Swift Spider (Nyssus coloripes).

Colin rounded off his presentation with a series of photographs taken on the field trip to Sullivan Rock in June as reported in the last newsletter.

Colin Prickett