Rescued Native Orchids planted at Gilberton

On 4.8.15,  in the Gilberton Woodland,  Ann, Catherine & Heather carefully planted out 11 pots of native orchids rescued from Kangaroo Creek Reservoir . Thanks mostly to Ann and Cathryn’s good efforts, we were very pleased at how well the orchids looked after planting, 

Winter orchids flowering on Vale Park’s Wildflower Walk in July 2015

Our lovely winter orchids have begun flowering on the Wildflower Walk at Vale Park, including this interesting Gnat Orchid (Cyrtostylis robusta). Nectar flows down the centre of the large lower petal to attract pollinating long-legged flies (that look similar to mosquitoes!).