|Hoary Sunrays Leucochrysum albicans above Lake Cootapatamba.|
This daisy grows widely, including down around Canberra.
However more than twenty species of plants are found only in the park.
|Brachycome obovata growing entirely in water. Cold feet!|
|Ribbony Grass Chionochloa frigida.This is primarily a New Zealand genus, with only a couple of species in Australia.|
|Alpine Gentians Gentianella muelleriana, above and below. One of the last of the summer flowers.|
|The lines are guides for pollinating insects.|
|Alpine Mint-bush Prostanthera cuneata. A lovely shrub, but only a couple of flowers were left.|
|Snow Beard-heath Leucopogon montanus. Lower down it grows as a shrub, but up here it,|
like many other species, lies as a mat on the ground to avoid the wind.
|Grasshopper on Xerochrysum apiculatum. (Taken on an earlier trip.)|
|Bidgee-widgee Acaena novae-zelandiae. The purpose of the burry fruits |
is obvious in the picture below. My boots are just substituting for a wombat's fur!
|Metallic Green Damselfly Austrolestes cingulatus. (Also taken on the earlier trip; too cold for insects last week!)|
|Little Ravens Corvus mellori prowl the meadows (and the village!) searching mostly for insects.|