In our beautiful bushland one sometimes stumbles on a site that has hidden secrets, and this was indeed the case on our July nature ramble when we explored a small section of the Great Otway National Park at Moggs Creek.
The Small Helmet Orchid Corybas unguiculatus is uncommon in the district, but for some reason here it was flowering prolifically, enabling the 18 participants on our ramble to observe it closely and become familiar with its structure.
Of course it was just not the orchids.
Thanks to Kaye for completing the plant list - 50 species were recorded. Eathorne helped to identify.
Report by Margaret MacDonald
Photos by Mandy Mitchell-Taverner
Fri 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Social Evening. Matthew Russell, Park Ranger
Sat 9:30am - 2:30pm
Get to Know our Tracks. Currawong Falls Circuit
Sun 9:30am - 11:00am
Friends of Allen Noble Sanctuary
Mon 9:30am - 11:00am
Sat 10:00am - 1:30pm
Combined Friends of Eastern Otways / ANGAIR end of year BBQ