Sunday, September 22, 2013

Springtime = Orchid Time

In spring, I always take a trip or two out to look at the native orchids, so today we headed up to Belair National Park to do just that. We saw lots of Bulldogs, the most common orchid in the park

There weren't many Green-hooded Orchids this year, and we only saw a couple of Nodding Greenhoods.

There were some Common Pink Sun-orchids, and lots of Purple Cockatoos

It is always a thrill to see Spider Orchids, and along with the usual King Spider Orchid we also saw some Narrow-lipped Spider Orchids.

The creeks were still running, and there were lots of Arum Lilies in the damper areas

At the last spot we visited, we saw Cowslip Orchid, and some Rabbit-ears,

Of course, Belair is the Koala capital!! and today was no different. We saw at least five different individuals including this very co-operative one low down in a gum tree. 


  1. I have never seen arum lilies in the wild - beautiful! Lovely orchids, too. The little koala is a treat.

  2. Lovely pics as always Tony....Great to see Mother Nature coming alive :o)

  3. Super plants Tony, and such a variety, could not identify the last one , so looked up the Australian Orchid list could it possibly be Koalhus Fornicatus?

  4. ewww... spider orchids!! creepy Tony!