Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Brisbane Ranges

It was bleak and windy but we went out to the Brisbane Ranges anyway. We hardly saw or heard a bird, the majority of plants weren't flowering yet and the coffee shop at Steiglitz had closed by the time we got there but we had fun in spite of all of that. This area has suffered from several hot bushfires in the last few years and the bush is still recovering. Sutherlands Creek, at the old gold-mining village of Steiglitz, had water in it and I haven't seen that for a while.

We had a good time wandering the bush tracks, and I got a few nice photos. There were Blue Fingers orchids flowering in a few spots, Cyanicula caerulea, and the Prickly Crytandra Cryptandra tomentosa was flowering as well. The wattles were looking spectacular.

1 comment:

Mosura said...

I don't recall ever seeing a Cryptandra. I'll have to keep an eye out for the local species.