So the last two weekends, I’ve been able to go orchid hunting, but… where are all the orchids? It has been partly because I’m a bit early for some, and I’ve not been at the right places. Anyway, it was still nice to get out.
Sadly the sun also seemed to be hiding.
I did manage to find some orchid leaves of a green-hood. They were very, very tiny, but still there.
And I know you all would have been very disappointed if I did not show you that I saw a koala, even if they are an introduced species in the Adelaide Hills. It is not easy photographing objects high up in trees.
Hopefully next orchid search is more successful, and I can post some pictures of Eriochilus cucullatus, Parson’s band. ‘Til then …….
Unfortunately at the moment I’ve been very busy, consequently I have been unable to prepare much for you. However, I’m posting a couple of pictures of some summer orchids, that will begin flowering in time for Christmas.
The hyacinth orchid – this is probably one of the most photographed orchid in the Adelaide Hills, as the whole plant can be about two to three feet high.
Moose Orchid – This is probably a flower you won’t see in South Australia, as it is very rare, and grows in swamps. However it is more common in the eastern states but does not need to grow in a swamp. Its leaves look like the leaves from gum trees.
Duck Orchid – this is actually out at the moment, and would have to be a favourite flower for everyone.
I’ve been fairly busy this past week so I have not had much time to prepare today’s post. Consequently I will be just showing you a few pictures, again taken with my phone. This was from a site in the Adelaide Hills which is actually currently for sale. The site was of reasonable quality with not many weeds, and quite a few species of orchids.
Microtis arenicola – Notched Onion Orchid
Thelymitra juncifolia – Spotted Sun Orchid
Wanting a bit warmer day to open
Not an orchid, but a chocolate lily
This is not an orchid, but I’m sure someone from my audience can tell me what it is, but I think it is really pretty to look at.