a walk at ‘explosives reserve’

tuesday 26 january 2010 – scanning the map of sydney harbour for somewhere to walk on a hot summer’s day, the name ‘explosives reserve’ naturally caught my eye…

on the harbour’s north side, it’s a small headland overlooking sugarloaf bay…

explosives reserve walk - 26 january 2010

the track is unusually weed-free in parts, meandering past grey mangroves (avicennia marina), under tall tree-ferns (cyathea australis), through healthy old angophora costata forest, and past some wonderful persoonias…

explosives reserve walk - 26 january 2010

under tall tree-ferns (cyathea australis)

explosives reserve walk - 26 january 2010

through healthy old angophora costata forest

explosives reserve walk - 26 january 2010

and past some wonderful persoonias…

explosives reserve walk - 26 january 2010
explosives reserve walk - 26 january 2010

the highlight for me was finding a stand of flowering cryptostylis erecta orchids growing in thick leaf litter surrounding a large xanthorrhea latifolia…

explosives reserve walk - 26 january 2010

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