During our recent visit to Albany, we also went to the rather aptly named Stony Hill in Torndirrup National Park. Did the short and fairly easy 500m loop walk. Great views, though looking rather grim on a cloudy day.
Plenty of interesting wildflowers, including Bull Banksia (above) and these colourful flowers growing on exposed rock faces.
And if you like World War 2 sites, there was also a plaque marking the site of a radar station that was located on the hill.
Also went for a walk around Lake Seppings during our recent visit to Albany, on the south coast of Western Australia.
Spotted these wildflowers and the Kings Skink below beside the walking trail.
We found plenty to look at while walking on Mount Melville in Albany – including colourful wildflowers and large Orchard Swallowtail Butterflies.
Some that were rather camouflaged, like this dragonfly.
And this tiny praying mantis on a semaphore sedge.
We were in Albany, about 420km south of Perth last week and enjoyed seeing the spectacular West Australian Christmas Tree in flower. It finished flowering in the warmer Perth weather weeks ago.
Here are a few more wildflowers that we spotted in the bushland of Perth’s Kings Park recently. Beautiful fringed lilies above, and rather late flowers on the West Australian Christmas Tree.
And some amazing fungi as well.
Went for an early morning walk in the bushland of Kings Park a few days back.
Spotted some interesting mid-summer wildflowers, including Summer Starflower (above) and Narrow Leaf Mulla Mulla.
Here are some more flowers that you can see along the bushland walking trails in Perth’s Bold Park, right now in the middle of summer.
Thats Yellow Leschenaultia up top, and Western Coastal Wattle (Acacia cyclops) above. The wattle takes its name from the spectacular seeds (below), which look like the eye of the legendary one-eyed giant Cyclops.
And the Jarrah trees are in flower too.