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19 May 2019

Little Jack


 Solenogyne Solenogyne dominnii
 

Rooting Shank Oudemansiella sp. It grows on wood



Cortinarius australiaensis



Large veil


Here is a munched one


Daisy Brachyscome spathulata



Possibly these are Fairy Bonnets, I dont know but the name is so good


Yellow Navels Lichenomphalia chromacea, growing with the green algal mat on bare soil that always accompanies this species


Glaucous juvenile leaves of Southern Blue Gum Eucalyptus bicostata


Note the square stems


This fallen log contains its own universe


Home of Wombat Vombatus ursinus


And an actual Wombat accompanied by Galah song Eolophus roseicapilla
Just another beautiful unnamed mountain, unnamed creek.

 

16 May 2019

Mt Pleasant

Some kind of monstrous Puffball, in US these are called "Dead Mans Foot", here they are "Horse Dung Fungus", both aptly descriptive, genus is Pisolithus


Black-headed Bull Ant Myrmecia nigriceps


Ribbed Case Moth case Hyalarcta nigriscens


Golden-tailed Sugar Ant Camponotus suffusus

10 May 2019

Mt Selwyn

Mt Selwyn, mostly visited when covered in snow



Notable lack of views to Tabletop and Jagungal today


Big old Snow Gums burnt in 2003 Eucalyptus pauciflora



Spoon Daisy Brachyscome spathulata


Before the fog set in at Three Mile Dam



5 May 2019

Paddys River Falls

Saunders Case Moth Metura elongatus


This is just nice

 

Paddys River Falls



The geology - from what I can find out, this is columnar basalt. A lava flow that has cooled very slowly, creating columns as it cools and contracts



Many of the columns are hexagonal, giving the appearance of a giant crystal.



The ceiling


Spare basalt columns are very handy for marking out the carpark area


With some Bracken Pteridium esculentum


Rosemary Grevillea Grevillea rosmarinifolia



Bursaria spinosa


In the distance, Maragle Mountain (its on the List)

26 Apr 2019

Hume and Hovell - Henry Angel to the Tunnel

Henry Angel campsite to the Tunnel has plenty of farmland views


Spectacular Rustgill Gymnopilus junonius


Plently of exotic trees making a good autumn show, very European






Sheep on the trail



Bardi Grub pupal case Trictena altripalpis


And back at the toilet block, Trictena altripalpis adult moth



The patterns


Another big chunky moth, not sure yet on this one