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    Hello, we left the hotel early and had breakfast in a local bakery. There we got the tip to check out a larger granite rock outcrop close to Pingelly. As it is always worth to follow hints of locals we drove there. The way was a good gravel road. Roads like that are very common in that area. When we arrived at the granite outcrop it took only a few minutes until we found the first plants. One of the most prominent plants there were U. multifida. On this location we could find one of the rarer white flowered forms of this species. There have also been some Drosera. No new species, but it was always nice to find something! Besides the carnivorous plants, there have also been other nice things to see. Here is a picture of the habitat. We drove back to the Brookton Highway and then further east to Hyden. In Corrigin we stoped to refill the car and to buy some food and drinks. Whenever possible, we stoped around noon at Roadhouses like this as they most often offer something to eat and drink. A few kilometer before Hyden we stoped and there we could find the first yellow flowered Drosera of our trip. This one is D. subhirtella The location: This night we wanted to stay in Hyden. We had luck and could get a nice Apartment at the Caravan Park. As we arrived a bit early we decided to go first to the Wave Rock, for which Hyden is known. That's one of the best known touristic places in south Western Australia. In contrast to the days before we have not been alone there. The iconic Rock Around this Rock you can find many carnivorous plants. We saw D. bulbosa, macrantha, glanduligera, yilgarnensis and stricticaulis there. The landscape above the "Wave" is also very interesting and worth to see! It was early afternoon as we checked in to our Apartment. At about 16 o'clock we started again to see another location in the south of Hyden. There were still about 2 hours until sunset, so we had not too much time. As we wanted to drive further east the next day we would not have time the next day for this, so we decided to take the chance and see if we can still see something when we arrive. We arrived when the sun was already starting to go down. The location is really nice and you can probably spend a whole day there. We had roughly one hour and so we did not waste much time. The first Drosera we found were some D. rupicola Another new species for this trip was D. graniticola. On the last picture you can as well see D. yilgarnensis. We were very happy to see D. lowriei at this location The day ended with some nice D. macrantha in the back light. Regards, Christian
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    The best I can do last summer with Blackadder maybe this summer will be darker
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    James ellis bought it and moved the plants to a new address,he does grow a lot of the nep thingies though
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    Whatever happened to Insektenfang? Their website has gone and the Facebook page hasn't been updated for 18 months. I know Aidan sold it to a new owner.
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    That.'s a very dark plant Mike. Let me correct you though,the plant you mention from insectanfang was actually bred by me. It is one of 4 plants I grew out from a batch of seed I pollinated,I sent AIDAN a piece to see how dark it would go,my conditions are not perfect for colouring up but this plant showed potential! I will try a piece outside this summer,if we get one nice enough.we get a lot of cloud most summers and our temperatures are,nt great either that,s why we grow undercover to try and get the best from our plants in a very short growing season. AIDAN lives in the USA now,I. M sure he,d let you use the picture if you ask him. ADA
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    hello @meizwang super work the plants looks great. the time and work was worth it! Great wicked over your work and the thought you have made. Sincerely, Elvis ps: if you share them then I'll be interested
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    Martin, yes, our first trip to Western Australia is really 7 years ago. Time is really running fast, so it was time to go there again! In the afternoon we drove further east and stopped at a place, that had as least as many cps as the place before. Here, we also found D. magna and D. prophylla There were also some nice D. porrecta growing. At this location, D. thysanosepala had white flowers. For us, the hihlight of this location were two orange flowered Drosera, D. barbigera and D. coomallo. Both of them had been in flower the day we saw them. Grastree are very typical for that area. You can find them on many places, that carnivorous plants grow. They are actually a good indicator to find possible Drosera habitats. Stylidium can also be found almost everywhere. They seem to prefer similar habitats than Drosera. Regards, Christian