I can’t claim these are the first Nodding Greenhoods to appear this season – I saw others a few days ago which seem to have been eaten before I photographed them. I hope the Swamp Wallabies enjoyed the meal.   Nevertheless, it is fantastic to see the graceful flower heads rising up from the earth again.

Here are a couple of photographs to start with – I’m sure others will follow!

Nodding-greenhood-flowe-in-close-up
I love the almost translucent look of the top of the hood, and the contrast of the orange on the tip. Beautiful soft green on this flower too.
Nodding-greenhood-orchid-plant-showing-stem-and-leaf
In this photograph there is a contrast between the green of the plant and dry bracken on the ground, but we have lots of mossy green areas with orchids beginning to appear as well.