Showing posts from January, 2022

South Wellington Loop Jan 2022

 Tuesday 25 January 2022 It was predicted to be mild temperatures on kunanyi, so the walk was planned to stay high all day. Thick damp fog was met on the drive to the summit, but we were above it by there. Some blue sky was present during the walk through to the Ice House junction, then mist started to roll in. This was where the track was left and navigation to meet with the pad to the Potato Fields become a bit harder without good visibility. Fortunately, it turned up on cue and was followed for about 700 metres before leaving to walk along a shelf to a point where an ascent to the edge of South Wellington plateau could be made. It is nice country and easy walking by using the many relatively open patches, but it was still misty and the full attraction of the place was less noticeable. The accent brought us to a spot with several Foxglove which is one of the worst of weeds. This was found in a remote spot in Wellington Park and the only weed spotted anywhere near here. After remo

Thark Ridge Jan 2022

Friday 21 January 2022 The Thark Ridge track was followed through to the open plain, past an array of flowering plants, with the Euphrasia a standout in stands of mauve. The track was left and we wandered up to the summit plateau then down to meet the track again at the saddle between the northern and southern sections of the ridge. Euphrasia collina   Olearia algida  Alpine daisybush Euphrasia collina Pimelea sericea mountain riceflower Thark Ridge A photo album is online     Thark Ridge

Tarn Shelf January 2022

Sunday 9 January 2022 Although misty cloud was met on the drive up we were above it at Lake Dobson and it was a sunny pleasant day without getting too hot. The Dracophyllum was plentiful along the Tarn Shelf.  Dracophyllum milliganii Dracophyllum milliganii at Johnston Tarn Senecio pectinatus MacKenzie & Johnston Tarns

Kangaroo Moor

Monday 3 January 2022 The reason for walking to Kangaroo Moor was to see the Boronia in flower as January was an ideal time of year for it to be at peak. What came as great surprise was the brilliant display of scoparia at the start of Kangaroo Moor from the end at Lake Fenton. Although my memory of this area was a few low bushes, I had not ever taken enough notice to check what sort they were. The scoparia was predominantly shades of white but there were some pinks and other colours. It was truly delightful wandering about. Once the western edge of the valley was reached the Boronia started to appear and as we moved north it was superb all the way along the edge to the end of Kangaroo Moor. Epacris gunnii   Boronia citriodora Boronia citriodora Richea scoparia Richea scoparia Richea scoparia Olearia phlogopappa   There is a photo album online     Kangaroo Moor Jan 2022