Friday, August 16, 2013

August 16th

Beautiful mushroom found in bush at Mt Trio Park

Rain fell in the night and dawn was very cold. evidently snow had fallen overnight on Bluff Knoll. However despite this we were able to enjoy an hour of walking in the bush at Mt Trio Bush Camp and also followed a track which went into the Stirling NP. I found Cowslip orchids and Cockatoo orchids as well as a wonderful mushroom which will not be going into the Gnocchi sauce tonight!!

Cowslip Orchid
We travelled south through the Stirling NP and then followed the road at the north of Porongurup NP. Nasty cold showers came spasmodically all day. We were again lucky to fit a walk in early this morning. The bush is gradually changing to tall trees instead of Mallee trees. The Blackboy or Grass trees are looking fantatastic after the showers of rain. Heading west we enjoyed a brief visit to Mt Barker where we shopped at IGA..a very good Supermarket.
Still the showers persist..another cold night. we have camped along a narrow track in the Denmark catchment State Forest. Quite a remote spot in the bush with a new red Grevillea blooming and 4 of those wonderful black cockatoos settling in the tree tops.

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