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September’s Orchids

August’s orchids was always going to be touch to beat, but I did manage quite a few different species in the end. Some familiar and a couple of new ones for me.

Some highlights were the Blue China Orchid and Lemon Scented Sun Orchids. I had never seen either of those before.

The Flying Duck Orchid I found was either triggered or had been fertilized. Never saw it open or found another one. Hopefully next year I can catch it open.

  1. Early Donkey Orchid
  2. White Spider Orchid
  3. Blushing Spider Orchid
  4. Cowslip Orchid
  5. Banded Greenhood
  6. Blue China Orchid
  7. Common Spider Orchid
  8. Sugar Candy Orchid
  9. Noble Spider Orchid
  10. Lemon Scented Sun Orchid
  11. White Spider Orchid x Blushing Spider Orchid
  12. Purple Enamel Orchid
  13. Clown Orchid
  14. Flying Duck Orchid
  15. Pink Fairy Orchid
  16. Carousel Spider Orchid
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August’s Orchids

I manage to find twenty five different species (subspecies and hybrids too!) this month. I travelled a lot of miles, Eneabba down to Perth and inland to Moora. Orchids seem to be popping up everywhere.

  1. Jug Orchid
  2. Rattle Beak Orchid
  3. Dancing Spider Orchid
  4. Common Donkey Orchid
  5. Tuart Spider Orchid
  6. Carousel Spider Orchid
  7. Pink Fairy Orchid
  8. Pansy Orchid
  9. Moora Spider Orchid
  10. Dainty Donkey Orchid
  11. Noble Spider Orchid
  12. Greenhood Orchid
  13. Blushing Spider x White Spider Orchid (hybrid)
  14. Northern Sandplains Spider Orchid (hybrid)
  15. Northampton Bee Orchid
  16. Northern Bee Orchid
  17. Arrowsmith Pansy Orchid
  18. Blue Beard Orchid
  19. Arrowsmith Spider Orchid
  20. White Spider Orchid subspecies Daddy Long Legs Spider Orchid
  21. White Spider Orchid subspecies Coastal White Spider Orchid
  22. Common Spider Orchid
  23. Cowslip Orchid
  24. Early Donkey Orchid
  25. Blushing Spider Orchid
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Bee Orchids

Went out around Eneabba on the weekend and saw heaps of different spider orchids. Had to cut the trip short because of a flat tire. Not a bad place to have a flat tire because while waiting I saw some Northern Bee Orchids, Northhampton Bee Orchids and an Arrowsmith Pansy Orchid. Had never seen these species before myself, and probably would not have if not for that flat!

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July’s Orchids

I located four different species of orchid in July, that’s a good start for me this early in the season.

  1. Banded Greenhood Orchid
  2. Arrowsmith Spider Orchid
  3. Northern Sandplain Spider Orchid
  4. Early Donkey Orchid
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Old Jetty Under the Stars

The old jetty under the stars in Jurien Bay. To make the stars form trails in the sky I took the picture over an eight minute period. The stars form trail because that is how far they move every eight minutes. I think it makes them look like falling stars.