Lamington National Park

This Saturday, I got the chance to tag along with John Dwyer, James McCarthy, and David Currie in a visit to Lamington National Park for a fun day of bushwalking and botanizing. 

L-R: John Dwyer, James McCarthy, and David Currie.

L-R: John Dwyer, James McCarthy, and David Currie.

I was overwhelmed by the number of species, the density of plants and the intensity of greenness in the systems we passed through (being use to semi-arid prairies and shrublands).

We hiked the Dave's Creek path. We went through cool temperate rainforest as well as Antartic beech forest and eucalypt mallee and montane heath. There were soo many species nearly none of the species John pointed out stuck in my head. 

Opening the trap door of a trapdoor spider burrow.

Opening the trap door of a trapdoor spider burrow.

Other than plants we had glimpses of pademelons, a few birds (sadly not a lyrebird), a trapdoor spider burrow, a large earthworm, and a Lamington crayfish. 

A small Lamington Spiny Crayfish.

A small Lamington Spiny Crayfish.

My favorite system was the montane heath. I took many pictures of the Banksia plants, Dorsera plants and many more. All together it was a fantastic day!