Its springtime in the Royal and bushwalkers are being delighted by the range of wildflowers across the park. The heathlands are a riot of colour from some of our favourite local wildflowers.
In the open woodlands the brilliant red flowers of the Waratah can be seen from afar as can the huge Gymea Lily flowers.
But this post is concerned with a group of the more subtle flowers of the Royal….the orchids.
The observant visitor can find wonderful orchids across the park such as the Caleana major – flying duck orchid shown above. There are no prizes for guessing the origin of its name.
To read more about the large range of orchids to be seen in the park at this time of year and see some wonderful photographs taken by members of Friends of Royal, select the READ MORE tab.
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We are a enthusiastic and dedicated bunch of individuals and groups from all walks of life and with various interests, but drawn together by the common goals of protecting, preserving and appreciating the Royal and the surrounding National Parks.
Among our aims, the current focus is to encourage and enlist volunteer support for more scientific research, litter removal and bush regeneration / weed removal in particular. Check the link below for details.
Voluntary activities run regularly and are a great way to help preserve and protect this beautiful area and to meet like minded people. Volunteering is fun!!
A Volunteer calendar is available for the next three months