flowering grass trees

Subject: flowering grass trees
From: Prue Simmons <>
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 18:07:21 +1100
Ian, Peter and all,

Whilst carrying out some mammal survey work in the Cape Conran area over the long weekend, I noticed some Rainbow Lorikeets feeding on grass tree inflorescences!  T'was a lovely splash of colour amongst the blackened stems!



At 05:36 PM3/11/04 +1100, wrote:

Hi Ian,

I found an area in the Anglesea Heath about 4 months ago where the grass trees where in flower...absolutly stunning!

If its any indication of what might be attracted to them, i saw the following species actively feeding on them:

Eastern Spinebill
White Eared Honeyeater

Also in the area, and seen perched on the grass trees:

Scarlet Robin
Yellow Robin
Crescent Honeyeater
Superb Fairy Wren
Brown Thornbill

No doubt a lot more honeyeaters would have been attracted to them. Tawny Crowneds were heard in the area.


Prue Simmons
ParkMates Co-ordinator
Victorian National Parks Association
60 Leicester Street
Carlton   Vic.  3053
Ph. (03) 9341-6513

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