Friday, December 20, 2013

No Outing Today (Fire in the Bush) 20th December 2013.

Had to tidy the place up for Christmas, and it was too hot (37 C).

Some Australian flora has developed a resilience to bushfire and sometime even needs fire to prosper.

Fire damage to Scribbly Gum.  All looks OK from one side but just a little charred on the other, will still live for ever.
Fire damaged Scribbly Gum. I first photographed it in 1985, and in 2010 its still going strong even though there's not much thickness to it.
Epicormic growth gives this Eucalyptus sp. a new start.
New growth from lignotuber also is a backup.
Lobelia dentata flowers soon after a fire has cleared away other ground plants.
Epicormic growth gives this Old Man Banksia a new start.
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