Hiking, rambling, bushwalking etc - share your pictures taken there

Discussion of anything you like. Sport, stamps, politics, religion, weather, world disasters, news articles - whatever. Things generally NOT stamp related belong in here. Please keep it CIVIL and polite though! We encourage lively discussion on all things.

Moderators: gmoney, Volunteer Moderator Team

Post Reply
User avatar
MargoZ
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 18242
Joined: 01 Apr 2007 23:53
Location: Sydney Australia

Hiking, rambling, bushwalking etc - share your pictures taken there

Post by MargoZ »

I did a lovely bushwalk in a local reserve yesterday and thought we need a thread to share our hiking pics so here goes!

Explosives Reserve Castle Cove, Sydney 04-12-2023

Note: there is sometimes a misconception that Australian native flowers are all bottlebrushes and grevilleas.

There is actually a huge diversity of flora that can be seen in even this handful of pictures.

Also apologies for the blurry goanna - he was just under a metre long, and on the move!

ex1.jpg
ex2.jpg
ex3.jpg
ex4.jpg
ex5.jpg
ex6.jpg
ex7.jpg
ex8.jpg
20231204_120307.jpg
Please click link below to "Like" stampboards on FACEBOOK -
https://www.facebook.com/stampboards/
User avatar
Rockyman44
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
Posts: 808
Joined: 26 Jun 2020 21:08
Location: Chester, UK

Re: Hiking, rambling, bushwalking - share your pictures

Post by Rockyman44 »

Nice pictures Margo, I especially like the multi-flowered, pink spotted orchid.

Do you know what makes the wiggly lines in the tree bark (on the last but one picture).

Possibly some kind of insect (?beetle) feeding trail?
Collecting worldwide used stamps 1918 - 2000, geology & fossils on stamps
User avatar
MargoZ
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 18242
Joined: 01 Apr 2007 23:53
Location: Sydney Australia

Re: Hiking, rambling, bushwalking - share your pictures

Post by MargoZ »

Thanks Rockyman

The orchid is a slender hyacith orchid (Dipodium variegatum)- they are endemic to SE Australia.

The responsible insect is the scribbly moth larvae.
Scribbly gum.JPG
Don't encourage me - must confess to having this at home:
swear jar.JPG
Please click link below to "Like" stampboards on FACEBOOK -
https://www.facebook.com/stampboards/
User avatar
1piece@atime
RED Shooting Star Posting LEGEND!
RED Shooting Star Posting LEGEND!
Posts: 2004
Joined: 07 Oct 2012 16:16
Location: Beautiful Washington State

Re: Hiking, rambling, bushwalking - share your pictures

Post by 1piece@atime »

We are well into winter here, so less time for hiking and more time for collecting stamps!
Last spring I hiked up the hill a ways to see how much water was coming down the creek. The water comes down the hill year round, but it hardly ever makes it to the spot where my driveway crosses the creek bed. It was making it to the driveway ... and then some.
IMG_0555.jpg
The Arrow Leaf Balsam are in bloom. My house is down in the valley in that patch of trees.
IMG_0551.jpg
Lots of hill above me but there is water flowing down, even though it's hard to see in the picture.
IMG_0510.jpg
Water crossing the driveway
Last edited by 1piece@atime on 05 Dec 2023 09:45, edited 1 time in total.
I once found a stamp in my collection that was worth more than the glassine I stored it in.
User avatar
MargoZ
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 18242
Joined: 01 Apr 2007 23:53
Location: Sydney Australia

Re: Hiking, rambling, bushwalking - share your pictures

Post by MargoZ »

We visited Washington state mid-October.
Such spectacular scenery.
Please click link below to "Like" stampboards on FACEBOOK -
https://www.facebook.com/stampboards/
User avatar
Rockyman44
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
Posts: 808
Joined: 26 Jun 2020 21:08
Location: Chester, UK

Re: Hiking, rambling, bushwalking etc - share your pictures taken there

Post by Rockyman44 »

Thanks for your answers Margo, very interesting!

Iā€™m always curious about what plants and wildlife I see during walks in the countryside....
Collecting worldwide used stamps 1918 - 2000, geology & fossils on stamps
Post Reply

Return to ā€œ'The Water Cooler' - A relaxing and FUN place to let off some steam ......ā€

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Berlin-Gus and 0 guests