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janinerSun, 09/08/2015 - 3:38pm

Fish Port Stephens by John ‘Stinker’ Clarke .

John ‘Stinker’ Clarke’s latest book is about fishing in Port Stephens. John is an expert amateur fisherman and has written a fishing column for the Port Stephens examiner for the last 25 years. He is passionate about Port Stephens and the sport of fishing.

John separates fishermen/women into “anglers” and “danglers” and his book will be of interest to both. The first few chapters are an autobiography of John’s fishing experiences up to the time he came to Port Stephens as a high school teacher in 1975. The...

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janinerSun, 02/08/2015 - 9:05pm

Oysterman ‘The World’s Biggest Oyster Farm’ by John Clarke

“Oysterman” is a history of oyster growing in NSW with a focus on Port Stephens and the families that contributed to the industry.

What flower is this?

Photographer: 
Bob Reid
Taken: 21 July, 2015
Posted by: janiner

Pink Lady Finger Orchid

Photographer: 
Bob Reid
Taken: 21 July, 2015
Posted by: janiner
White Lady Finger Orchid
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janinerSun, 26/07/2015 - 6:07pm

Lady Finger Orchids (caladenia catenata) have been in flower in the Cove since April. The plants are about 15cm tall and there is usually a single flower on a single stem. The flowers are white with a yellow tipped labellum. The plants are deciduous and die back to the ground in summer.

If you wish to see these plants, they can occasionally be seen along the bush tracks in the Cove. There are also quite a few on the western side of Cove Boulevarde south of Point Circuit.

There are also some pale pink orchids which are probably...

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