|Lucas on point|
|Spotted Sun-orchid - Thelymitra ixiodes|
|Thelymitra media - Tall Sun-orchid|
|Tall Greenhood - Bunochilus melagrammus|
|Maroonhood - Pterosylis pedunculata|
|Mountain Greenhood - Pterostylis alpina|
Head back down the fire road beside the fenceline checking any open areas although this area doesn't seem as productive as it has in previous years. However the tongue orchids are numerous in season and long lasting.There is often a pair of Wedge-tailed Eagles over the paddocks here.
|Small Tongue Orchid - Cryptostylis leptochila|
|Wine-lipped Spider Orchid - Arachnorchis oenochila|
|Wallflower Orchid - Diuris orientis|
|Brown Beaks - Lyperanthus suaveolens|
Then, if time permits it is worth driving (or waddling) up to the second 50 sign and parking in the turn out - the area opposite is good for a variety of orchids throughout the season from Cobra's to Beards and Sun-orchids. Then do a nice loop around the tracks through the horse barrier opposite.
|Broad-lip Leek Orchid - Prasophyllum odoratum|
|Eastern Bronze Caladenia - Stegostyla transitoria|
|Red Beard orchid|
Obviously there are plenty of other orchid place around Melbourne and Victoria but this is the place that re-kindled an interest for me and being so close to home is a convenient place to go for a wander on the weekend with a curious 4 year old in tow.I am up to about 40 species photographed here and I still pick up new stuff from time to time.