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Weather Forecast

Biderap Dry Season [Jan-Feb]

Hot, dry weather. High temperatures and low rainfall.  Female Common Brown butterflies are flying.

Bowat (tussock-grass) is long and dry.

The Southern Cross is high in the south at sunrise.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

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Cape Paterson Orchids

Many species of orchids are found in our Foreshore Reserve, although most are quite small and so can be difficult to locate. Some of these species are described below, so why don't you try to find them during their flowering season?

Pink-Fairies

Pink Fairies

Caladenia latifolia


Spring flowering orchid with a single soft hairy leaf.

Size up to 40cm with up to 4 pink flowers.

 Cinnamon-Bells

Cinnamon Bells

Gastrodia sesamoides


Spring-summer flowering orchids with no leaf.

Size up to 50cm with a bent tip and up to 20 fawn bell-shaped flowers edged in white.

 Donkey-Orchid

Donkey Orchid

Diuris orientis

Spring flowering orchid that leaves a grassy clump.

Size up to 45cm with 1 to 8 yellow flowers, sometimes splotched with maroon.

 Redbeaks

Redbeaks

Pyrorchis nigricans


Spring flowering with a thick heart-shaped leaf.

Size up to 25cm with 2 to 10 red-striped flowers.

Goes black when flower dies but tuber remains alive.

Small-Helmet-Orchid

Small Helmet-Orchid

Corybas unguiculatus


Winter flowering with single heart-shaped leaf on the ground.

Size less than 15cm witha single deep maroon helmet- shaped, downward facing flower.

Tall-Leek-Orchid

Tall Leek-Orchid

Prasophyllum elatum


Spring flowering with long green “leek-like” leaves.

Size up to 150cm with up to 60 pale green flowers with yellow, brown or black markings, and a white frill.

 

Orchid line drawings by Terri Gitsham Allen

 

 

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