Friday, September 05, 2008

Muogamarra Nature Reserve

I notice that I've been a bit lax with the blog again. For those twisted folk who come to read it, my apologies. But I've been busy on the side of the angels, working hard at university, up to my eyebrows in protein synthesis, stomatal guard cells and sexual self-incompatibility in plants (which I guess stops them from getting hairy palms).

Last weekend, we did take some time out, however, to spend a day walking in Muogamarra Nature Reserve, just north of here and just south of the Hawksbury River. Muogamarra is part of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, but a very special part. It's closed to the public all but 6 weekends of the year, in spring when the wild-flowers are at their most spectacular. A huge array of species, from Acacia, Grevillea, Boronia, Telopea, Bankia, and various pea flowers, all combining to create the most absurd display of colour.

I hope these images will give a sense of its magnificence.

Muogomarra 4

Muogomarra 1

Muogomarra 2

Muogomarra 3


Anonymous said...

Australia's nature really has the capacity to write about everyday. It is so beautiful here, and on birds, I strongly agree with you. Birds are something really especial here. It causes me great joy to find a bird which is new to me. I enjoy watching them and listening to their vast range of sounds and songs.

notomys said...

My goodness, that is absolutely gorgeous! I have heard of Muogamarra Nature reserve before, but never really appreciated its exceptional beauty. Thank you for opening my eyes. I shall keep an eye out for when it is next open and definitely go for a visit.

Margaret said...

Notomys, you won't regret it, I promise. It should be open in the next month or so. I know I'll be back, and I'll take my tripod so I can get some good images.