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Arthur Pieman Conservation Area Orchids

Arthur Pieman Conservation Area Orchids

All the orchid photos I have been sharing lately are from the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area in Tasmania’s north west. This area, as its name would suggest, encompasses the land in between the Arthur River in the north to the Pieman River in the south… Read more →
Tasmanian Beard Orchids (Calochilus)

Tasmanian Beard Orchids (Calochilus)

Next I have some, in fact all three, of Tasmania’s beard orchids to share with you. The three types of beard orchid are the pale, the strap and the purple. All three are found around Arthur River in Tasmania’s Tarkine region… Read more →
Greenhood orchids

Greenhood orchids

Continuing the orchid theme, next up are some greenhood orchids. Again from the Arthur River area, there were quite a lot on display during late October, and we were extra fortunate to find a few of the very rare Arthur River greenhood (Pterostylis rubenachii) and the rather striking long yellow bearded Pterostylis tasmanica… Read more →
Tasmanian Spider Orchids – Caladenias

Tasmanian Spider Orchids – Caladenias

The Tasmanian Spider Orchids, or Caladenia species, were in full flower late October in the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area. Here is a selection of images, some as shot, others cropped, to show the delicate features of the flower. They were literally everywhere, and our guide Geoff was commenting it must have been the best season in years… Read more →
Edge of the World

Edge of the World

The Edge of the World at Arthur River on Tasmania’s west coast is a landscape as dramatic as its name implies. I was up there at the end of October to photograph orchids and made sure to spend some time on this wild coastline hoping for some nice light, and boy was I rewarded!… Read more →
A Beautiful Tarkine Waterfall

A Beautiful Tarkine Waterfall

A truly beautiful Tarkine waterfall, I have visited here many times and enjoy every minute spent in this location. It is such a delicate area, there is no track and the falls are not on any maps so visiting here is a wonderful experience just sitting silently and enjoying nature… Read more →
Tarkine Fungi (Part II)

Tarkine Fungi (Part II)

Here are some more fungi shots from a recent trip to Tasmania’s Tarkine, part of my 4 day Cradle Mountain photography workshop in fact. This workshop usually runs 2 or 3 times a year, and the next dates are September 12-15… Read more →
Autumn fungi in Tasmania’s Tarkine

Autumn fungi in Tasmania’s Tarkine

Autumn = fungi, and Tasmania’s Tarkine is one great place to find it! Recently I have been to Corinna, and also visited Philosophers Falls a couple of times, and it is pretty much peak season for mushrooms! Here are a few of my recent images, including some attempt at ID from my fungi flip and Field Guide… Read more →
Donaldson River, Tarkine

Donaldson River, Tarkine

The Donaldson River is a tributary of the Pieman River in Tasmania’s Tarkine and in fact a significant river in its own right. It snakes its way across the buttongrass plainsĀ  and rainforests of the Tarkine Hinterland before joining the Pieman near Corinna… Read more →
Wandle Falls Walk Part II – Fungi!

Wandle Falls Walk Part II – Fungi!

The Wandle Falls walk in Tasmania’s Tarkine region is a straightforward walk, in fact, meandering through the myrtle forest searching for tiny autumn fungi might in fact be the best way to enjoy this location! As per my previous post, the falls are accessed from the A10 highway… Read more →