Saturday 23rd December, 2023 - Heathcote National Park (Species list)

Start time: 12.20pm
Duration: 3hr, 30mins (approx)
Distance: 5.5km (approx)
iNaturalist observations: 11

Below are some of the common and/or notable species I observed and was able to identify:

📷 = Observations posted

Trees:

  • Angophora costata (Sydney red gum)
  • Angophora hispida (Dwarf apple)
  • Banksia serrata (Old man banksia)
  • Eucalyptus sp. (Scribbly gum species)

Shrubs:

  • Acacia linifolia (Flax-leaved wattle)
  • Acacia suaveolens (Sweet wattle)
  • Banksia ericifolia (Heath-leaved banksia)
  • Banksia oblongifolia (Rusty banksia)
  • Casuarinaceae (Sheoaks)
  • Ceratopetalum gummiferum (New South Wales Christmas Bush)
  • Darwinia fascicularis (Clustered darwinia)
  • Grevillea buxifolia (Grey spider flower) 📷
  • Grevillea patulifolia (Swamp grevillea) 📷
  • Grevillea sp. (Likely an 'escaped' cultivar) 📷
  • Hakea propinqua
  • Hakea sericea (Bushy needlebush)
  • Hakea teretifolia (Dagger hakea)
  • Isopogon anethifolius (Narrow-leaved drumsticks)
  • Lambertia formosa (Mountain devil) 📷
  • Persoonia pinifolia (Pine-leaf geebung)

Herbaceous plants:

  • Actinotus helianthi (Flannel flower) 📷
  • Actinotus minor (Lesser flannel flower)
  • Dipodium roseum (Rosy hyacinth orchid)
  • Dipodium variegatum (Slender hyacinth orchid) 📷
  • Doryanthes excelsa (Gymea lily)
  • Drosera spatulata (Rosy sundew)
  • Pteridium esculentum (Austral bracken)
  • Scaevola ramosissima (Hairy fan-flower)
  • Stylidium sp. (Triggerplants)
  • Xyris gracilis (Slender yellow-eye) 📷

Birds:

  • Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern spinebill)
  • Malurus cyaneus (Superb fairywren)
  • Malurus lamberti (Variegared fairywren)
  • Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed finch)
  • Rhipidura rufifrons (Australian rufous fantail)
  • Trichoglossus mollucans (Rainbow lorikeet)

Reptiles:

  • Intellagama lesueurii ssp. lesueurii (Eastern water dragon) 📷

Insects:

  • Orthetrum villosovittatum (Fiery skimmer)
Posted on 12 February, 2024 10:43 by ben-johnson ben-johnson

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Grevilleas (Genus Grevillea)

Observer

ben-johnson

Date

December 23, 2023 12:24 PM AEDT

Description

Unknown species. Likely a garden escapee as it does not resemble any native grevillea species within the area.

It is a shrub about 1.5 metres tall and 3 metres wide. The style is long, pale green and appears somewhat hairy. The pollen presenter is green and the perianth is white. Young follicle/fruit is green. Leaves are glossy and hairless with thick veins and small, sharp points at the tips, like Grevillea buxifolia.

Photos / Sounds

What

Slender Yellow-Eye (Xyris gracilis)

Observer

ben-johnson

Date

December 23, 2023 12:33 PM AEDT

Description

Very abundant in this area, along with lesser flannel flower and various grasses.

Photos / Sounds

What

Grey Spider Flower (Grevillea buxifolia)

Observer

ben-johnson

Date

December 23, 2023 12:48 PM AEDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Slender Hyacinth-Orchid (Dipodium variegatum)

Observer

ben-johnson

Date

December 23, 2023 01:07 PM AEDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ben-johnson

Date

December 23, 2023 01:47 PM AEDT

Description

I did not expect this species to be so tiny! Had it not been for its cute little pink inflorescences and the observations of fellow naturalists, I would not have seen this wonderful little grevillea.

Photos / Sounds

What

Grey Spider Flower (Grevillea buxifolia)

Observer

ben-johnson

Date

December 23, 2023 02:13 PM AEDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Flannel Flower (Actinotus helianthi)

Observer

ben-johnson

Date

December 23, 2023 02:23 PM AEDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Clubtails (Family Gomphidae)

Observer

ben-johnson

Date

December 23, 2023 02:40 PM AEDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Australian Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii)

Observer

ben-johnson

Date

December 23, 2023 03:05 PM AEDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Mountain Devil (Lambertia formosa)

Observer

ben-johnson

Date

December 23, 2023 03:23 PM AEDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Grey Spider Flower (Grevillea buxifolia)

Observer

ben-johnson

Date

December 23, 2023 03:28 PM AEDT

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