Last week, I drove out to a tiny bushland reserve in the Ipswich suburb of Woodend to scout out some particular plants, namely ferns.
The reserve is accessed by a pathway that begins near the corner of Macrae and Ladley Street, and appears on Google Maps as Smith Park.
It protects a small gully that feeds into the Bremer River nearby.
I found two interesting ferns here, each adapted to a specific microhabitat within the reserve.
|Mulga ferns, INSET: spores on frond underside, Woodend.|