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Alice Springs Field Naturalists Club newsletter



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Alice Springs Field Naturalists Club

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Alice Springs Field Naturalists Club newsletter


Newsletter, November 2016

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Alice Springs Field Naturalists Club November 2016 7 Wildflower Wander by Sue OCallaghan It was a lovely morning for a wander among the wildflowers in Rosalie's special area at the base of Spencer Hill. So close to town and so easily accessible, I feel sad that I don't take the time and opportunity to do this more often! And for me, it was so nice to wander with friends who know about these flowers, their names both common and botanical, families, habitats, life cycles and eccentricities. We saw carpets of yellow Billybuttons, Calocephalus knappii and Calocephalus platycephalus (I looked in our Central Australian Flora brochures for the botanical names) and dotted amongst these many other interesting plants - most I had seen before but just enjoyed for their colour and beauty! Perhaps the most interesting for me were the Storkbill, Erodium cygnorum, and the Corkwood tree, Hakea divaricata (above) covered in blossoms. I am looking forward to another wander with brochures in hand so I can identify and then learn a little more about our beautiful central Australian Flora. Thank you Neil and Leigh for an informative and enjoyable morning. Below: Rosalie removing a feral cactus. Top two photos by Sue, others by Neil. How many flowers can you identify from the photos?

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