Exploring Australia’s Native Plants Qld to WA Day 6

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Michael Fox

Days 6 24 Aug 2022 Bimblebox Nature Reserve  to Muttaburra 1,745km covered.

Wednesday morning we leave Bimblebox headed for Jerico planning to follow the Lake Dunn Sculpture Trail.

Cattle muster

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Not long on the road we strike a rural traffic jam with a herd of cattle taking up the whole road and headed in our direction. With careful slow driving and lots of enquiring looks from cows, we eventually get past.

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Calytrix exstipulata Turkey Bush

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On the highway to Jerico I photographed Calytrix microcoma Turkey Bush

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Grevillea pteridifolia Fern-leaf Grevillea

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… the bright orange Grevillea pteridifolia Fern-leaf Grevillea.

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From Jerico we headed north to find the Sculpture Trail which forms a triangle between Aramac, Lake Dunn and where we joined to follow the base of the triangle to Aramac.

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Like finding the Sculptures in the Scrub in Pilliga Forest it is incongruous to come upon a sculpture of deer beside a dirt road miles from any town,

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Eagle and Nest of Chicks

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Possum in Gum

An Eagle and Nest of Chicks on cliff above the road was so in tune with our native fauna.

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We stopped to look at the Possum in Gum, beer in hand, sculpture and found more wildflowers.

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Chrysocephalum apiculum Yellow Buttons

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Chrysocephalum apiculum Yellow Buttons can also be found in Brisbane bushland.

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Sesuvium portulacastrum Portulaca

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Sesuvium portulacastrum Portulaca is a native succulent with potential for use in hot windy unit balconies.

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Corymbia terminalis Western Bloodwood was a mass of flowers.

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Ptilotus exaltatus Pink Mulla Mulla

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And my favourite Ptilotus exaltatus Pink Mulla Mulla.

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Corymbia terminalis Western Bloodwood

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We visited the Muttaburrasaurus Interpretation Centre

Field of Pink Mulla Mulla
Muttaburrasaurus Interpretation Centre

About Mt Gravatt Environment Group

Mt Gravatt Environment Group is restoring a unique piece of Australain native bushland only ten minutes from Brisbane CBD.
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