Monday, 30 September 2013

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Wildflowers of the Grampians

The park contains over 900 indigenous plant species. Twenty of these, including the Grampians Gum and Grampians Parrot-pea, are found nowhere else in the world. We were there at the right time as flowering was in full swing. I spent several hours wandering around in the bush to get these shots mostly on Asses Ears Road. Many of these flowers are on plants that are close to the ground and many of them have prickly leaves so I had to get down on the ground without crushing any orchids or other beauties to get these shots.

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Saturday, 28 September 2013

Burrong Falls, Grampians National Park VIC

Burrong Falls are accessed along a gravel road deep in the middle of the Grampian Ranges. We were the only visitors, so this was a very peaceful spot to sit and take in the beauty of the place. There were many wildflowers out as well to further excite our senses. Post on the wildflowers to follow.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Paddy's Castle, Grampians VIC

Paddy’s Castle is a rock outcrop deep in the Grampians National Park.

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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Red Deer, Grampians VIC

These red deer are a feral animal in Australia and a big nuisance. They cause a lot of damage to the native flora and bush floor. Still could not help ourselves and stopped to take these pics. They must be either farm-raised escapees or are used to seeing people. They just looked at us and remained there for quite some time allowing us an opportunity to get these shots.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Wallaby and Joey, Grampians VIC

We saw this cute wallaby and her joey at a Grampians National Park campground we stopped at for lunch. The joey is very young as he is still hairless. Normally wallabies are quite timid, but obviously at this campground they are used to visitors.