Wednesday 3 December 2014

Porters Pass

I went to Porters Pass to look at the wildlife. There has been snow in the last couple of days, but it has melted quickly. The summer sun is hot when it shines.

The hillside above the pass
A Southern Tussock Grasshopper (I think)
Roadside plants
Coral Broom, Carmichaelia crassicaulis

Small Hover fly, Melanostoma fasciatum

Snowberry, Gaultheria sp.

White moss and lichen
Dracophyllum longifolium is the main plant in this area


  1. wonderful grasshopper!

  2. A great set. Crowned by the grasshopper.

  3. What a very different landscape - it almost looks like tundra up there