There are many white and yellow flowering plants at the moment and some red flowers. One of my favourites would be Lechenaultia formosa, which I recorded in a formerly disturbed area along the railway line. Another favourite would be Hakea multilineata with its beautiful red balls of flowers and Acacia myrtifolia with large leaves and bright yellow flowers. The greenhood orchids have also started to appear, and Pterostylis arbuscula or the Mallee Banded Greenhood can be seen in large numbers. It is just a question of getting your eye in to look at small things. There are patches of green appearing, some of them being liverworts, others are mosses or grass seedlings coming up. I am looking forward to my next visit as I expect to see some plants that will be new records for the reserve, such as Lomandra or matt-rushes.
My next visit will be 15 to 19 August. If anybody wants to come along, let me know and we can meet up on site. If you have any questions, you can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0439978550.
Article by Jolanda Keeble