Monday, June 20, 2016

Nangara Yesterday, 19th June 2016



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.
 
Healthy, erect, no brown fronds, etc.
Underside of a fertile frond
 Most specimens had very healthy looking fertile fronds.

Fungi too seemed to be appreciating the season.
 
Scotsman's Beard on a log
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.