Hybrid orchids

We are finding more and more hybrid orchids around. These are where two different orchids have cross pollinate. This is being caused by the European bee which as an introduced species doesn’t stick to on type of orchid. You will be pleased to know that when we go orchid hunting, my friend and I, you will hear a shout and then the other will say, “what have you found?” To which the reply comes, a funnel web, or a leopard, Continue reading Hybrid orchids

Swamp Spider Orchid, Caladenia paludosa

Caladenia Paludosa

This is an orchid that is found in winter wet areas and this one we found in the Busselton area around Ruabon Rd. It was a rainy day so we had to dodge showers but it enabled us to get them with raindrops and water on them.                 When photographing any flower you should try to get as many angles as possible especially if you will be using the photos to identify the Continue reading Swamp Spider Orchid, Caladenia paludosa