Note: Participants need to comply with any relevant NSW Government COVID-19 rules
The BMCS Plant Study Group (PSG) generally meets on the second Sunday of each month and travels to different locations in the Blue Mountains. Before attending for the first time please contact Meredith by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Changes to the program appear in red.
|Date (2023)||Location||Leader||More info|
|8 Jan||Ikara Ridge||Sue||Report of outing|
|*5 Feb||Mt Victoria Cemetery||Lyndal||Detailed survey|
|**15 Feb||Mt Annan Botanic Gardens||Meredith||Bus trip. Includes a guided tour of the Herbarium.|
|12 Mar||Coachwood Glen||Sue||-|
|*2 Apr||Murphy's Glen track||Jelena||-|
|14 May||Castlereagh woodlands||Alison||-|
|9 Jul||Dharawal National Park||Meredith||Bus trip|
|13 Aug||Glenbrook area||Helen||-|
|10 Sep||Introductory walk||Peter||For new and prospective members|
|8 Oct||Rigby Hill||Sue||-|
|12 Nov||Dobbs Drift||Alison||-|
|10 Dec||TBA||TBA||Christmas walk|
The first walk for 2023 was on a beautiful, clear, blue day after a week of rain.
Ten plant enthusiasts enjoyed the spectacular landscape and were delighted with the masses of white flannel flowers (Actinotus helianthi) and Platysace lanceolata as well as the vibrant pink tufts of Stylidium lineare growing on almost bare rock surfaces.
Deep blue Thelionema ceaspitosum was a new plant for some. We also saw a tally of 5 different orchids, notably Cryptostylis subulata (large tongue orchid).