It was great to get back up into Nangara yesterday, it’s been awhile.
It was very quiet on the avian front with just the usual suspects flitting through occasionally – Eastern Yellow Robins, Brown Thornbills, etc, and the loud mimicry of Lyrebirds in 2 or 3 localities. One individual had a repertoire of seven different species of birds at least – Kookaburra, Raven, Bowerbird, Crimson Rosella, Pied and Grey Currawongs, Lewin’s Honeyeater and several others I didn’t quite pick at the moment.
The water ferns, Fishbone, (Blechnum nudum) - I think - in particular were appreciating the now wet conditions along the creek banks.
|Underside of a fertile frond|
Most specimens had very healthy looking fertile fronds.
Fungi too seemed to be appreciating the season.
|Scleroderma cepa I think, on the forest floor|
|There were several of these hard skinned puffballs|
|Scarlet Bracket - common on dead wood|
|The stunning underside fertile pored surface|
A favourite bit of bush on the doorstep.