Muogamarra Nature Reserve Walk - 29 August 2017

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Party - Wendy, Dave

Muogamarra Nature Reserve, north of Sydney, is only open to the public for a short time each year. Fortunately this period coincides with the wildflower season.

Thanks to Col Gibson for the flower identifications

Above - Philotheca salsolifolia and Peacock (or Metallic Green) Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa bombylans). Thanks to Colin Gibson for id.s

Above - Aboriginal engraving

Above - Wendy looking for aboriginal engravings

Above - Aboriginal engraving

Above - Waratahs are starting to bloom

Above - Grevillea sericea

Above - Crowea saligna

Above - Rock Orchids - Dendrobium speciosum

Above - Rock Orchids - Dendrobium speciosum

Above - Wendy enjoying the Rock Orchids

Above - Looking down to Brooklyn

Above - Rock Orchids - Dendrobium speciosum

Above - Hawkesbury River

Above - Lloyd Trig

Above - The trails are left by Red Triangle Slugs. Smooth skinned slugs graze algae off trees and rough skinned ones graze algae off rocks.

Above - Walkers at Lloyd Trig

Above - Lots of bees were drinking from this small pool of water in the rock

Above - Scribbly Gum (Eucalyptus haemastoma)

Above - Rock tessalations

Above - View from Deerubbin Lookover

Above - Sea Eagle flying overhead

Above - Spectacle Island

Above - Pick marks made by convicts when building the road

Above - "Whale" aboriginal engraving

Above - Phylotta phylicoides

Above - Crowea saligna

Above - Perhaps small mites on this caterpillar

Above - Pultenaea rosmarinifolia

Above - Spotted sun orchid without spots

Above - Leucopogon amplexicaulis

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