We went for a walk along the Davilak Trail at Manning Park, south of Fremantle, recently. After climbing up the long staircase to the hilltop, you get great views of the lake in the park. And there are wildflowers in bloom beside the winding trail along the escarpment.
We saw Parrot Bush (above) and Thick-leaved Fanflower (below).
And also this Cryptandra mutila, which was covered in masses of small creamy yellow flowers.
Other wildflowers that we saw in bloom in the bushland of Kings Park recently included Star of Bethlehem (above) and Grey Cottonheads (below).
The grasstrees (below, centre) will also come into bloom soon, though their long spear-like flower head is still covered in unopened buds, rather than flowers.
We went for a walk through Kings Park recently – not in the ever popular botanical gardens, but along the quiet, sandy bushland trails. Along the way we saw plenty of wildflowers.
The Kangaroo Paws (above) have almost finished their flowering season, but there are still some that are at their peak. And if you look carefully, you may spot some trigger plants, like pretty pink Fan-leaved Triggerplant below.
As well as waterbirds, there are some native wildflowers growing around Herdsman Lake – including this patch of Pink Fairy Orchids.
And occasionally you might see a venomous Tiger Snake enjoying the sunshine on the grass beside the lake.
We were walking through the bushland of Perth’s Kings Park a few days back, when we noticed this impressive Spider Orchid growing beside a sandy walking trail.
A few minutes later we stopped to photograph some Milkmaids, and noticed that this one has a spider waiting to catch an unwary insect. Then we found these two brilliant Jewel Beetles on a Hibbertia flower. Forget the birds and bees – it’s all about spiders and beetles.
Here are some more West Australian wildflowers that we saw in the bushland of Bold Park earlier this week.
That Granny Bonnets up top, Diplopeltis huegelii above, and Slender Clematis below.
We went for a walk around the Zamia Trail at Perth’s Bold Park earlier this week.
There are plenty of spring wildflowers in bloom at present, including Prickly Moses (top), Geraldton Wax (above) and Grevillea crithmifolia. Some are past their best, but others are just coming into flower.