Sunday Mt Wellington visit. On our only cloudy damp day, we ascended Mt Wellington and my bus stopped at The Springs car park where we had a delightful walk to the Spinx Rocks passing bushes of red berries of the Pink Mountain Berry Leptecophyla juniparina and pink and purple berries of the spreading Cheeseberry Cyathodes straminea . There was also lots of white daisy bush and flowering cream Mountain Needlebushes Hakea lissosperma. Many rocks were covered in white and shades of green and grey lichens, adding more beauty in the misty day. Later we drove to the top of the mountain and had to be content to accept the lovely views of Hobart’s waterways from a picture.
Our final talk on Sun night was based around Jelly fish and how large numbers can be a sign of overfishing and other enviromental destruction.
Words of thanks from West Australia Field Nats summed up our great week together and invited us to Perth in Aug/Sept 2016
Orange myrtle (beech) fungi Cyttaria sp. seen at The Styzx State Park
Bartailed Godwits seen at Marion Bay. These birds migrated from above the Arctic Circle where they breed
Spreading Cheeseberry cyanthodes straminea.
Pink Mountain Berry Leptecophylla juniperina
Pineapple Candle Heath Richea drachophylla seen half way up Mt Wellington