BURN NOTICE

WE had two 30C days here over the weekend and I did smell fires both days. The bushfire season starts October 1 but there have been plenty...



WE had two 30C days here over the weekend and I did smell fires both days. The bushfire season starts October 1 but there have been plenty of warnings it will start early and be severe.

These photos were taken a short walk from here and are the site of a recent National Parks and Wildlife Service hazard reduction burn. On one side of the path was lush fern and bracken undergrowth, grass trees, flowering banksias and native heath land plants. On the other, burned grasstrees with their resilient green spikes, charred banksias, and if you looked carefully, the unfurling tips of recovering cycads.

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5 comments

  1. Amazing plant life - I've never heard of or seen banksias before.

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  2. I've just noticed the colours in that cycad picture. The green, the orange and the purple. Yum.

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  3. I love our native flora - I have to wonder sometimes why everyone's gardens don't just have them in it and od away with the foreign stuff.

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  4. Oh fire is such a fierce force in this country of ours isn't it...but there is something quite awe inspiring in the way our flora has learnt to thrive and prosper after it's destructive visit....just look at those banksia seed pods bursting open...always new life after.

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  5. Yes! We've smelt the back burning all the way over in Elizabeth Bay if you can believe it!! With a bit of luck this might stop the worst of the firs this season - fingers crossed!

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