Saturday, 30 August 2008

Spring at Anglesea

The heath at Anglesea is on the verge of breaking out into its usual spectacular spring display. We've had a little more rain this year so it should be great. There were enough spots of colour to give us a taste of things to come.

My daughter in WA told me last night that they're having the best wildflower season in 12 years over there. I knew I should have booked a ticket. But right here is pretty good.

Here are some of the plants we found flowering. I'm happy to be corrected on any of the names.

Hibbertia riparia Erect Guinea-flower

Leucopogon ericoides Pink Beard-heath

Pultenaea dentata Clustered Bush-pea

Billardiera scandens Common Apple-berry

and, I had to add an orchid of course.

Cyrtostylis reniformis Gnat Orchid


Mosura said...

Excellent flowers shots. Reminds me I'll have to go to Rocky Cape soon for the flowers.

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Boobook.
Lovely shots. Isn't the Leucopogon satisfying to photograph with a macro shot? The details of the flower are amazing.

Gouldiae said...

G'day Boobook,
Nice ones. I'm looking forward to more of your handiwork already.
We need more rain this side of Melbourne to ensure a good spring wildflower breakout here, but, you never know.