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Back in September we stayed for a few days in the Mount Trio Bushcamp and Caravan Park which is located at the foot of the Stirling Ranges in Western Australia's south west. I blogged about it briefly here - Scarlet Banksia
The Stirling Ranges National Park was devastated by last summer's bushfires in Western Australia. More than 40,000 hectares was lost through the bushfire which swept through the Park.
The Park is a biodiversity hotspot containing more than 1,500 species of plants, at least 87 of which are found nowhere else in the world and some of which may be lost forever. Conservationists say it may take centuries to recover.
While we were there we went on a guided bushwalk with Jarrad in the bush around the edge of the camp. This walk is run daily, depending on numbers and weather, from 1st September to 31 October. During the one and a half hour easy walk we saw 26 wild orchid species as well as many other wildflowers. Jarrad said that if we came back in October we would see other varieties. Over the years they have seen around 50 varieties. During our own explorations around the National Park we saw another 10 varieties. 36 in total.
According to my "Guide to Native orchids of South Western Australia by Bob Liddelow, there are over 300 orchids species in Western Australia.
This week I share them with you. If you click on the collages below you can see the names. However I am not an expert so I apologise in advance for any inaccuracies.
You really have to watch where you are walking and have eagle eyes because some of these orchids are tiny, as you can see here. My husband is a great orchid spotter.
Below are the 36 orchids
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed seeing these orchids.
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