Sunday, 20 May 2012

Precious saltmarsh

As you drive to Geelong from Melbourne on the Princes Freeway you cross over Hovells Creek near Lara. Look to the east and you see a path that follows the creek to the estuary in Limeburners Bay, Corio.

Today we explored sections of the creek, including the boardwalk into the mangroves. We concentrated on the precious saltmarsh areas.

Saltmarsh at Limeburners Bay, Corio. You Yangs in the background.

Beaded Glasswort Sarcocornia quinqueflora

 Shrubby Glasswort Tecticornia arbuscula (Syn. Sclerostegia ) and a Garden Mantis

Nardoo Marsilea sp.

Rounded Noon-flower Disphyma crassifolium subsp. clavellatum


mick said...

I think that Saltmarsh is always very special. I am intrigued that the only species (of those you photographed) that we have up here is the sarcocornia quinqueflora. We do have a couple of tecticornias - but not the one you show.

wildwings said...

I agree Mick, I think Saltmarsh is a fascinating environment. I'm not very familiar with it but I love the shapes, textures and colours of the plants. Beautiful photos Bushranger.