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Flying Duck Orchid at Peter Murrell Reserve in Kingston

Flying Duck Orchid – Caleana major

The Flying Duck Orchid is one I haven’t found before (although admittedly I haven’t spent lots of time searching!) but last week I made the time to go out and find some at the Peter Murrell Reserve in Kingston. There is clearly no doubt as to how this particular species gets its name, it looks...Read More

Tiger Orchid – Diuris sulphurea

The Tiger Orchid is putting on a great display right now. I have visited Waverley Flora Park a few times over the past couple of weeks and there are quite a lot. Funnily enough I’m not really finding any other orchids, I might try some other locations in the weeks ahead…        ...Read More

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...Read More

Tasmanian Orchids – Sun Orchid

Tasmania has a wonderful array of native orchids and last month I joined an Eco Tours Tasmania trip to search for and photograph many species in the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area. I have a great many images to share, and I am starting with some sun orchids, which are known collectively as “Thelymitra”. Photographing the...Read More