There is a patch of bush at the intersection of Old Highlands road & Ghinn Ghinn Rd which supports a colony of colourful and unusual wildflowers . You will notice a change in geology at this spot . It is on the metamorphic aureole around the margins of the granite of the Strathbogie massif , the rock produced as a result of this metamorhism is generally a very high grade hornfels.
I found a tall onion orchid of a kind I have never seen before . My guess is the Robust Onion orchid Microtis frutetorum . which favours open forest in grassy areas.
Tiger orchids Diuris sulphurea with as many as seven flowers per stem covered the ground.
A small pale blue sun orchid was found open .
Slender sun orchid Thelymitra pauciflora.