07/09/22 Youth event – Flora survey: Yellingbo

Notes from: a Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater hosted citizen science event.
If marking National Threatened Species Day with a flora survey in near perfect weather wasn't enough, the bonus was seeing all participants actively engaged in working out what species they were observing. Today was about treading lightly on the ground, and focussing in on the species that can be a bit cryptic - grass-like blades of green, or leaves easily confused with a Eucalyptus leaf, or tiny rosettes that like magic send up the most stunning of flowers - the orchids. We found Nodding and Tall Greenhoods in flower, Large tongue-orchids with the very beginning of a flower spike emerging, and Sun orchids, some with flower spikes emerging. We'll go back to hopefully catch the flowers open and determine the species. Other species that grabbed everyone's attention were two species of Sundew (Tall and Rosy), with their glistening leaves that lure, capture, and digest insects. Then there were the wattles, rushes, grasses, herbs, eucalyptus and much, much more!

Publicado el 08 de septiembre de 2022 por regnans regnans


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