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Tina  Would-be nature photographer shooting local native plants in the Illawarra/Southern Highlands, also fauna in my habitat garden. Wollongong, Australia

A dainty Leptospermum or teatree just starting to flower at Kelly’s Falls. I’m not sure of the species...maybe L. continentale?
#leptospermum #teatree #australianflora #australianwildflowers #kellysfalls #garawarrastateconservationarea

A cute flowering sedge I found on a mound of moss along Maddens Creek, Dharawal National Park. I think it is Empodisma minus but I’m not sure.
Edit: this is a rush not a sedge. Apparently ‘Sedges have edges; rushes are round; grasses are hollow right up from the ground’ mostly.
#dharawalnationalpark #nswparks #maddenscreek #sedge #moss #australianflora #restionaceae #empodismaminus ?

Goodia lotifolia or Golden Tip is flowering in my garden now. This is a host plant for the Common Grass Blue and the Pea Blue butterflies.
#goodialotifolia #goldentip #fabaceae #butterflyhostplant #commongrassblue #habitatgarden #urbanecology #backyardbiodiversity #inmygardentoday

Leucopogon amplexicaulis or Beard-heath found in Dharawal National Park. It had nearly finished flowering and was starting to fruit as seen in second image.
#leocopogonamplexicaulis #beardheath #dharawalnationalpark #nswparks #australianwildflowers #australianflora #ericaceae

The flowers of the sweet but deadly (to little critters only) bladderwort, Utricularia longifolia. A cute carnivorous plant endemic to Brazil.
#plantswithbite #carnivorousplants #utricularialongifolia #bladderwort #rbgsydney

Today I visited the Calix at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney to see the carnivorous plant exhibition, Plants With Bite. A number of years ago in my old back yard I had Sarracenias and Drosera growing around a pond and although I don’t grow them anymore I still find them interesting. It was so spectacular to see such a variety of species of the different types of carnivorous plants on display in the Calyx today. I highly recommend a visit.
#plantswithbite #carnivorousplants #rbgsydney #sarracenia #thecalyx

Dendrobium striolatum or Streaked Rock Orchid. The clever and lovely @melindamenning told me where to find these beautiful orchids that are found in sheltered open forest or rainforest clinging to rock faces. This one is growing in the Garrawarra State Conservation Area.
#dendrobiumstriolatum #dockrilliastriolata #dendrobium #dockrillia #orchid #australiannativeorchids #australianwildflowers #australianflora #garrawarrastateconservationarea

Close up of the fuzzy flowers of the common long-flowering small shrub, Leucopogon microphyllus var. microphyllus or Small-leaved Beard-heath at Dharawal National Park.
#leucopogon #ericaceae #australianwildflowers #australianflora #beardheath

Gorgeous moss and lichen on a tree trunk. I wonder if anybody lives in there?
#moss #lichen #hobbithouse #tinyhome

We are getting some beautiful rain. Everything has been so dry so this is huge. Although I’m sick with a virus I had to go outside and take a few photos...couldn’t help myself! 😀
#rain #rainonthetinroof #yay #drought #easternspinebill #grevillea #australianflora

Silvereye in grevillea. The backyard is full of little birds at present. I don’t think I’ve seen so many here before. Their sweet calls makes a nice change from the raucous lorikeets and wattlebirds. I will try to upload a video later if I can.
I can’t remember what the grevillea is but I planted it because it only has small flowers which are less attractive to the aggressive wattlebirds and is very spiky providing protection for these small birds.
#silvereye #grevillea #rainyday #habitatgarden #backyardbiodiversity #urbanecology #Zosteropslateralis

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