Two months have passed since I last visited Tarin Rock. The rains have had a good impact upon the vegetation. Everything looks lush and green, with dapples of whites, yellows and reds. I can only hope that September will be even better still, when the bush will burst into full spring mode.
I can’t complain really as I have seen 3 species of greenhood orchids (Pterostylis genus) and the spider orchids are showing leaves and stems. The most obvious of flowers you see when travelling along the Dumbleyung – Lake Grace road are the yellow Acacias, Hibbertias and Synaphaeas, white Leucopogons and Cryptandras, the light green of the cauliflower Hakea, and the red Daviesias and Hakea multilineata trees. If you care to stop by the side of the road and go for a wander, you will see quite a few more plants in flower. I counted over 50 species on this trip.
My next visit will be 13 to 17 September. If anybody wants to come along, let me know and we can meet up on site. I plan to organise a bush walk and drive on the 15th of September. Details will follow over the next couple of weeks. Alternatively, you can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0439978550.
Article by J.Keeble