An amazing Dendrobium speciosum colony
Some years ago a customer sent us these amazing photos from Nelson Creek far up the Brogo Dam
Its about an 1 1/2 hour paddle westward from the picnic ground and on the day we went we encountered a nasty lightning storm that saw me in the middle of the dam with an aluminium paddle.
The area surrounding Brogo Dam is heavily treed in dry Schlerophyll forest and there are no cliffs or boulders to be seen anywhere. After a long long paddle smashing monster marchflies all the way, we could finally see some cliffs up a side creek.
The colonies of Dendrobium speciosum speciosum and Dockrillia striolata had been badly torn apart by rougue collectors ,but there were still plenty of plants.
Mitch Karnaghan and Ed Ruiz who went with me were smart enough to have a battery powered canoe