Upper Durras Lake and Benandarah Creek

Thursday 21 April 2016

Photos by Karen C

9 walkers enjoyed some easy walking through old logged areas, now part of Murramarang National Park, among crazy twisted and multi trunk Spotted Gums.  Great spot for Cymbidium suave and maybe Rats Tail Orchids on the casuarinas in Spring and possibly Ironbark Orchids as well, and all so very accessible. We had two close encounters with Red Belly Black snakes, one we almost stepped on.   It didn’t move and we thought it might have been dead till its tongue flickered.  The other was down by the lake and was much more active but we still managed to get a photo. We had a short walk both to the west and east along the lakeshore and then lunched overlooking the water which was like a millpond.

Thanks to Sharon for another enjoyable bushwalker outing.

Karen C