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Eastern Brown Snake Pseudonaja textilis

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 21, 2020 03:28 PM ACDT

Description

Fresh road kill. A bit over a metre long, perhaps about 1.3 m.

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Climbing Saltbush Chenopodium nutans

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 15, 2020 08:39 AM ACDT

Description

This example was growing near base of the same dam wall as my previous submission from this location but was on the outside of the wall not the moist inside.

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Boulenger's Snake-eyed Skink Morethia boulengeri

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 16, 2020 03:39 PM ACDT

Description

I couldn't get the head fully in any of these quick snaps but at least I came close (we saw a fair few of these very small skinks but they always vanished into leaf litter too quickly for imaging.

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Native Apricot Pittosporum angustifolium

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 13, 2020 05:02 PM ACDT

Description

The regional drought has been so severe (superimposed on the fact that the Witchelina Station was only destocked in about 2010-2011 and has yet to recover from the worst effects of pastoral land use, which is expected to take many decades even without drought) that I couldn't find any Native Apricot trees or shrubs with even a single orange fruit capsule in the wild, anywhere we went within the Station for the 5 days we spent there. (We saw plenty of those trees and shrubs, most still alive and some in good condition, and virtually all were heavily flowering, but they had not yet set fruit).So I took this photo of one of several planted trees, young, in the main homestead garden which is irrigated.!
So this is a Casual observation.
I think that says a lot about European style land management in Australia...duh...:)

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Camel Bush Trichodesma zeylanicum

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 13, 2020 03:04 PM ACDT

Description

Another example

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Cotton Bush Ptilotus obovatus

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 13, 2020 03:00 PM ACDT

Description

I think.
Quite common in the region and many plants were flowering profusely

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Cattle Bush Alectryon oleifolius

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 13, 2020 02:37 PM ACDT

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Flowering Plants Subphylum Angiospermae

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 13, 2020 12:56 PM ACDT

Description

Perhaps that odd little white, slim-petalled annual or short lived perennial that I've recently submitted from elsewhere on the same NatureReserve?
(But that remains unidentified, so far. )

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Kangaroos, Wallabies and Allies Family Macropodidae

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 13, 2020 01:46 PM ACDT

Description

Remains of a roo or wallaby that has died within about 10 metres of a small watering point, naturally formed, near bottom of a narrow rocky gorge. There were several similar skeletal remains scattered about in varying stages of decomposition but this was the most intact. It is likely to be that of a Wallaroo (the most commonly sighted large macropod during our time in Witchelina Nature Reserve, but we also saw a few large but sleeker roos on lower sandier areas, which were either Western Greys or Red Kangaroos, or both)
My main motive for taking these photos was to exclude the possibility that they were part of a remote, remnant, perhaps unknown population of Yellowfooted Rock Wallabies..Notice the quite golden brown, almost yellow tinges on the remaining hair covering the feet. That was what made me wonder, but I expect that this would not exclude Wallaroo, anyway:)

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Scarlet Spiderling Boerhavia coccinea

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 13, 2020 12:58 PM ACDT

Description

Not seen that often during our Witchelina Nature Reserve visit but seemed quite widely distributed in a variety of habitats. Looks same as the Liana like scrambling and climbing plant in a previous observation by me from same trip but very distant site (about 30 km away)

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 13, 2020 01:39 PM ACDT

Description

Less common during our time in Witchelina Nature Reserve than many other grasses (vague anecdote only, because this type of 'feathery 'or more strictly 'windmill ' seed headed grasses group is more easily overlooked cw many more robust and taller ones)

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What

Flowering Plants Subphylum Angiospermae

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 13, 2020 01:18 PM ACDT

Description

This species was reasonably common in moist areas and I should recognise it but don't:)

Insects

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Insects Class Insecta

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 13, 2020 01:04 PM ACDT

Description

Mating pair of something like crane flies or mayflies or whatever (?!)
Later I'll add images of the same pair with some grass leaves in frame to aid size comparison.

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Legumes Family Fabaceae

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 13, 2020 01:00 PM ACDT

Description

Subject has multi pinnate leaves

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Scurfpeas Genus Cullen

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 13, 2020 12:58 PM ACDT

Description

*SUBJECT is the small pinnate leaved herb with the crimson pea flowers (not the several other plant species in frame)
I think this is a member of Cullen genus but it might be in another legume genus such as Swainsona.

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Sea Heath Family Family Frankeniaceae

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 13, 2020 12:55 PM ACDT

Description

Another example. Flowers varied from cream to rich pink, occasionally mauve. The predominant colour was light pink.

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Sea Heath Family Family Frankeniaceae

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 13, 2020 11:35 AM ACDT

Description

Quite common locally at many moist sites and up quite elevated rocky erosion gullies even in very stony exposed sites on occasions (recent heavy rainfall noted and every low compact woody shrub of this taxon was flowering, often profusely)

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Lemon Grass Cymbopogon ambiguus

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 13, 2020 11:13 AM ACDT

Description

Common along watercourses throughout the region. Strong citrus scent from crushed leaves.

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Bluebush Genus Maireana

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 13, 2020 11:30 AM ACDT

Description

I think

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Camel Bush Trichodesma zeylanicum

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 16, 2020 03:25 PM ACDT

Description

Reasonably common throughout the region, mainly along watercourses and in damper areas (following recent heavy rains)

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Flowering Plants Subphylum Angiospermae

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 16, 2020 03:39 PM ACDT

Description

*SUBJECT is the small dainty mauve to blue flowers on slender stalks (not the more robust prickly chenopod dominating images.

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Groundsels and Allies Tribe Senecioneae

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 14, 2020 01:04 PM ACDT

Description

Resembles Senecio odoratus but with smaller leaves and only a faint odour when leaves are crushed so probably not that taxon. Reasonably common along watercourses and in damp areas following the recent heavy rains

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Spiny Fan-Flower Scaevola spinescens

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 15, 2020 03:04 PM ACDT

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Ngaios Genus Myoporum

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 15, 2020 09:09 AM ACDT

Description

Another Myoporum shrub on damp inner face of dam wall

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 14, 2020 11:30 AM ACDT

Description

Numerous plants on a floodplain following recent heavy rains

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Spiny Fan-Flower Scaevola spinescens

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 16, 2020 03:40 PM ACDT

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 14, 2020 12:26 PM ACDT

Description

Subject is the greener tall leggy grass in foreground. Background plant is predominantly Duma florulenta (lignum)

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Grasses, Sedges, and Allies Order Poales

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 14, 2020 12:25 PM ACDT

Description

A common grass around edges of this large swamp

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Cattle Bush Alectryon oleifolius

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 14, 2020 02:15 PM ACDT

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Ngaios Genus Myoporum

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 15, 2020 03:48 PM ACDT
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