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New registration of Orchid names we have sold recently for your records

 Ross Harvey  has registered (Greta Snow X speciosum) as Samford Snow.
Nellie Bay ‘Rainbow’ X Cassidy ‘Maya’) is registered as Nanny Joy

 

 

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Day 4B Atherton Tablelands Final day before we head back down the big hill to the coast

Day 4B Atherton Tablelands Final day before we head back down the big hill to the coast
One thing we did notice was that the southern end of the tablelands are wetter and greener.
The climate is remarkably like Central NSW and many many species inhabit both regions.
Once your eye gets trained in,orchids are verywhere. You dont even need to get of of the car to find them.
One very special place is the pretty town of Milla...

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Boisduval scale - possibly the world's worst orchid pest Re publised from jan 2016

Boisduval scale or as I like to call it "Coconut scale" (because it looks like sprinkled desiccated coconut) is easily the worst and most difficult pest to control.

Even when dead, it still looks alive and confuses the poor orchid grower.

It seems to effect Cattleya alliance orchids most often, but also enjoys giving Australian Dendrobiums a good infestation.

At “The Australian Orchid Nursery" we don’t have Coconut scale, its only when we buy in new stock or purchase rarities from old collections that it sneaks back in.

This...

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Hip Pip Hoorah I had a holiday Day 4 Part A The wild orchids and Bruce Grey

Hip Pip Hoorah I had a holiday Day 4 The wild orchids and Bruce Grey
After a magical night with all the shutters open we were awaken by  a symphony of exotic bird calls. The most remarkable were the Yellow Footed Scrub hens or Bush chooks as the locals call them, the whip birds and the catbirds.
 

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Hip pip hooray, I had a holiday Day 3 Quincan Crater retreat and surrounds. Far Nth QLD

I ticked the Victoria's Riflebird off my list. So time to move on!

  

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VGongXYDGo  the best utube of my little mate
The next accommodation further along the tableland was the Quincan Crater Treehouse perched on the side of an old volcano.
Here is the Dawn chorus I recorded on my phone!
It was here...

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