Local bushland after the rain

by John Wilson March. 15, 2020 240 views

Time to check out how our local bushland has responded to recent drought-breaking rain. (Yes, any excuse for a bushwalk and photos.)

Fungus and moss have spawned on the forest floor since the rain.

Fungus and moss have spawned on the forest floor since the rain.

More fungus.

More fungus.

Mountain devils are flowering again after the rain. They're named not after their attractive flower but the rather diabolical looking seed that forms later.

Mountain devils are flowering again after the rain. They're named not after their attractive flower but the rather diabolical looking seed that forms later.

New ferns are providing the forest vivid splashes of green.

New ferns are providing the forest vivid splashes of green.

Here's an embarrassing admission. I have lived here for many years but only this week discovered this hidden little tributary of the local creek, just a few hundred metres behind my home.It's flowing freely after the rains.

Here's an embarrassing admission. I have lived here for many years but only this week discovered this hidden little tributary of the local creek, just a few hundred metres behind my home.It's flowing freely after the rains.

Termite trails on the burnt remains of a eucalyptus tree.

Termite trails on the burnt remains of a eucalyptus tree.

Kangaroo tails have sprung into life from the grass trees since the rain.

Kangaroo tails have sprung into life from the grass trees since the rain.

They're now forming seeds.

They're now forming seeds.

Grass tree leaves.

Grass tree leaves.

Tiny local orchids are in flower.

Tiny local orchids are in flower.

Not sure I've noticed this species of insect before.Interesting patterns on the wings.

Not sure I've noticed this species of insect before.Interesting patterns on the wings.

Rainbow lorikeet feeding on eucalyptus.

Rainbow lorikeet feeding on eucalyptus.

Angophora trees have all shed their bark and revealed their orange trunks by now. The ants have clearly found something they like.

Angophora trees have all shed their bark and revealed their orange trunks by now. The ants have clearly found something they like.

Angophora bark.

Angophora bark.

Cockatoo feather in the angophora bark and leaf litter. The angophoras are some of the favourite nesting trees for our local flock of cockatoos.

Cockatoo feather in the angophora bark and leaf litter. The angophoras are some of the favourite nesting trees for our local flock of cockatoos.

Hello Cocky!

Hello Cocky!

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Bethany Plonski 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Some beautiful captures here. This is my favorite kind of set - thank you for sharing what's growing in your corner of the world!

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John Wilson Replied to Bethany Plonski 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Much appreciated Bethany! I am very fortunate to live adjacent to a national park in Sydney and I love the chance to share the beauty of my `back yard' with the world.

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