Monthly Archives: October 2019

October Bushcare – Orchids on high

The major focus this month was Trad maintenance along the creek line at either bridge, as well as seed collection.

Bagging Trad

While everyone was concentrating on the weed at their feet, Liz’s eagle eye spotted a hidden gem above our heads: Plectorrhiza tridentate, or tangle root orchid, which is uncommon for the area. 

Native tangle root orchid

This follows on from Liz’s recent discovery of Podohydnangium austral, or “false truffle” underground fungi. Where would we be without her.

Podohydnangium austral cut in half