12 October 2005

Biodiversity exploding out of sand

As previously mentioned the Black Cockatoos at Dobroyd did sing the rain. At Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park the sandstone glowed in bright colours, flowers everywhere. But the most stunning were the Lomandra species. Yes, that 'mat rush' thingy they square on roads and shopping centres. But these were the tiny grass-trees (Xanthorrhoeaceae) variety, pushing out of the moist white sand. This is one of the creatures that depends on these little grasses. If one bends to toe-level, you can get their nice perfume. These tufted perennial herbs are almost never seen in the subs.
The water basin was sculptured by the Guringai people.

2 comments:

Big Gav said...

Like the photo...

Rita said...

Thanks!