Monday, January 23, 2006

Grampians National Park, Victoria.



Grampians National Park, Victoria



Veiled in smoke, Grampians National Park, Victoria





The fire was about 15km from where I was walking, and at times I could see the smoke rising. After I left, the fire came within 500 metres of Halls Gap, the Age reported, burning the entire area surrounding the town including where I walked. In all, almost 100 000ha burnt.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Mount Bogong Part 1: Wildflowers

From 27/12/05 to 30/12/05 I hiked up and down Mount Bogong, in Alpine National Park, Victoria, Australia, with some friends. The area burnt in 2003, with some species being fire sensitive. I've tried to identify the different flora I photographed, but I'm a long way off. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Unknown species.

Snow Daisies (Celmisia spp.)

Snow daisies with what I think is a Macleay's Swallowtail, Graphium macleayanus macleayanus, though I'd be happy to be proven wrong.

Trigger plant, Stylidium graminifolium, very common across different vegetation communities, from the alpine grasslands down through the woodlands and forests (cheers t and a).

Billy Buttons (Craspedia spp.)