A photo diary of the Victorian bush - specifically the area described as Herb-rich Foothill Forest. We are about 500 metres above sea level. I am not an expert, I'm an interested conservational owner.
The more you look, the more you see! I can recommend some books for the fungi and a handy botanist for the plants. (But I think the latter is about to head off on hols.)
The Brisbane Ranges one by the Triggs is pretty good - lots of photos that make it easier to identify.I also have one somewhere about eucalypts, but it's a bit confusing (for the amateur, that is).I find it really interesting how many of the things I thought were weeds are actually things like native geraniums. I never knew such plants existed! I did say amateur...
I've had a go at identifying eucalypts but I think I need someone to guide me through the process. I ripped off a small branch from one of the trees at uni and opened my euc book, confident I would be able to identify it. Of course, I couldn't. It's definitely a skill that takes time to develop.
I have seen one of those I think near Whitfield. I am in Victoria too.www.homesteadblogger.com/ourlittlehouseintown
They are quite noticeable because they are so tall. They tend to stick out above everything else (except bracken).They look a little like the Singapore orchids you can buy in the florist's, only better!
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