Thursday, June 16, 2011

And in the beginning...Icy winds they blow.

Mount Noorat from the air showing 'wigandia'..the brown area to the left is an old scoria gravel pit and some 4 acres are part of our property. It is worth noting that the local indigenous (once) plants are almost extinct in this part of the world due to agriculture as many of these plants cannot compete with European pasture types and  in this pit the once abundant Wallaby grass  http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/dpi/vro/vrosite.nsf/pages/water_sss_common is able to survive and multiply on the pit floor which is devoid of top soil and therefore a poor growing medium for the pasture plants it is surrounded by. The pit is a regular camping ground for the native black or swamp wallaby who rather enjoy to hang out on a rare patch of land that is not grazed by cloven hoof farm animals!
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