Endangered orchid found at Mulloon Creek Natural Farm

 Buttercup Doubletail orchid

Buttercup Doubletail orchid

A recent survey of the MCNF in association with NSW Office of Environment and Heritage has revealed that the farm is home to an endangered ground orchid - Buttercup Doubletail (Diuris aequalis). 

MI Research Coordinator Luke Peel reported that a small population of the orchid was found in an area along the Dividing Range ridge line in the woodland, and a further 6 were found as part of a nearby roadside population. With recorded numbers having been low in recent years, the team were delighted by the discovery and will be tracking the populations in the years to come. Find out more about the species here.