Mount Tomah Botanic Garden (2013)

Sunday, 10 March 2013
Little wattlebird Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera)

Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera)

If you’re making your annual trip to the “Plants With Bite” Display and Fair at the Mount Tomah Botanic Garden in the Blue Mountains, you really should take some time to walk through the gardens as well, especially if the weather is good. The place is beautifully maintained and full of interesting plants and wildlife.

These photos are the result of an hour’s walk-and-stalk. Weather: warm and very slightly hazy, with high cloud and bright sunlight.

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“Plants With Bite” 2012, Mount Tomah

Monday, 14 May 2012

Cephalotus follicularis

This year’s Plants With Bite show at Mount Tomah took place, if I remember correctly, in the first two weeks of March.

The lovely four-year-old seed-grown Cephalotus follicularis above was sold within half an hour of being put on display. I should know; I bought it.

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Carnivorous plants in macro

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Cephalotus follicularis

These are the first few pictures taken with my new Sigma 50mm macro lens. Hooray!

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Sarracenia leucophylla

Monday, 8 November 2010

Flower of Sarracenia leucophylla

Last year I photographed Sarracenia flava flowers pre- and post-pollination, and again much later at harvest time.

This year S. flava was too exhausted to produce any flowers, but S. leucophylla stepped into the breach. And what lovely blooms it had, with deep red petals.

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Winter and the carnivorous plant

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Back in September I posted some photos of pollinated Sarracenia flava flowers.

The seed capsules have now ripened and split; the contents are ready for harvest.

Ripened seed capsule of Sarracenia flava

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Kanangra Walls, NSW

Monday, 22 March 2010
Kanangra Walls, NSW

Kanangra Walls, NSW

As mentioned in my previous post, I didn’t particularly want to reprise (even in the opposite direction) the super narrow, super twisty route by which I’d arrived at the Caves, and since there was another road out of there with a brown-and-white “tourist drive” sign indicating that something called Kanangra Walls was 32 km (if memory serves) away, I decided to give it a go. What on earth was a Kanangra Walls anyway?

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“Plants With Bite” Display and Fair, Mount Tomah

Monday, 15 March 2010

An immature pitcher (Nepenthes thorelii X truncata, grown by J Biddlecombe)

This is the second year I’ve been up to the Australasian Carnivorous Plant Society‘s “Plants With Bite” Display and Fair at Mount Tomah Botanic Garden in the Blue Mountains. The event took place over two weekends (27 February to 07 March).
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