From the Field
Terry has shared some lovely images on the Facebook group this past month. He writes:
“The Stirling Range National Park suffered a devastating fire that began by lightning strikes on December 26 last year, burning through approximately 50 000 hectares of diverse habitat, leaving another 65 000 hectares of pristine bushland untouched.
Also flowering after the fire were the delightful Lobelia anceps (left) along the permanent natural spring creek-lines. With the sounds of the permanent running water, it certainly is an experience to enjoy.
At the moment there are four species of orchids flowering (Leafless Orchids, bunny orchids (Common Bunny), Hare Orchids and Pygmy Orchids) along with another subspecies of the bunny orchids, the Granite Bunny. We look forward to more rain and the upcoming winter wildflowers and orchids and on into the warmer months later in the year.”
Terry also sent us some stunning photos of the Splendid Fairy-wrens he saw at SRNP
See Page 2 for all these photos on Terry’s websites.