Cullendulla Rat Tail Orchid Walk

Thursday 3 September 2020

Photos courtesy of Karen and Bob

Thirteen members met at Cullendulla Nature Reserve on Square Head for a 5 km stroll over the headland and down to the beach on Cullendulla Creek.  There are views of Long Beach and Maloneys Beach towards Murramarang National Park to the north and to the south you see the township of Batemans Bay and southern suburbs.  A few early Spring flowers lined the track – most notably a good sprinkling of the delicate pink terrestrial Ladyfinger orchids (Caladenia carnea).

Then walkers followed Cullendulla Creek west through mangroves and sheoaks, and found the last of the Rats Tail Orchids (Dockrilla teretifolia) flowering on sheoaks overhanging the water.  We also put up a small group of kangaroos who skidded into the shelter of the forest to watch us pass.