Photo of the Week

12 Dec 2015 Photo of the week: Common Fringe-lily

This beautiful Common Fringe-lily (Thysanotus tuberosus) was spotted in Brown Stringybark heathy woodland habitat during the recent Heath Mouse survey in Honeysuckle Native Forest Reserve. [caption id="attachment_14039" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Common Fringe-lily - Thysanotus tuberosus. Photo: Mark Bachmann[/caption]...

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06 Dec 2015 Photo of the week: Southern Water Skink

The southern water skink (Eulamprus tympanum) is a medium-sized skink species found in New South Wales, Victoria (incl. Bass Strait islands) and South Australia. Typically, they have three colour bands along their body of olive-brown on top with dark flecks, a black band along its flanks...

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20 Nov 2015 Photo of the Week 20 Nov – Long Purple-flag in Mt Burr Range

  [caption id="attachment_13817" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Long Purple-flag (Patersonia occidentalis) in Mt Burr Range, SA[/caption] As we come towards the end of a dry Spring, the Long Purple-flag (Patersonia occidentalis) is just finishing its flowering period, where it has splashed seasonally inundated/damp areas with bursts of purple. However, if...

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09 Oct 2015 Photo of the Week – Oct 9 – Sea Holly at the Amalfi Coast

[caption id="attachment_13359" align="aligncenter" width="212"] Sea Holly and butterfly, Amalfi Coast, Italy(Photo: R. Thompson)[/caption] One of our staff recently holidayed in Mediterranean Europe and was happy to see many familiar looking plants, such as this Sea Holly (Eryngium amethystinum) which is relative of Eryngiums found in our...

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14 Aug 2015 Photo of the Week – August 14 – Yellow Navel at Wannon Falls Scenic Reserve, Vic

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Yellow Navel (Omphalina chromacea)[/caption] This shot of a tiny Yellow Navel (Omphalina chromacea) was taken while undertaking bushcare work in the Wannon Falls Scenic Reserve near Hamilton. The Yellow Navel is commonly found on the ground in association with mats of algae, and...

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07 Aug 2015 Photo of the week – August 7 – Veined Helmet Orchid, Upper South East, SA

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Veined Helmet-orchid, SA[/caption] This photo of a Veined Helmet-orchid was taken in the Upper South East of SA, when the crew was out translocating orchids (other species) as part of the Restoring the Underrepresented Ecological Communities of the South East (RUEC) project. You can see...

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