mobile phone towers
for the insects
These Austral Grasstrees, (Xanthorrhoea australis) regenerate quickly after bushfires. During and immediately after flowering the spikes have a magnetic attraction for flying and crawling insects of all types as well as feeding birds. Flies in particular go crazy around them.
a tourist playground
Gariwerd to the Djab warring and Jardwadjali people for thousands of years, named The Grampians by a C19th Scottish explorer, now a Victorian national park and again known as Gariwerd. This mountain range was formed around 500 million years ago in a tectonic collision and then re shaped in another about 400 million years later. This is a significant spiritual place for Indigenous Australians and a scientific dream for botanists and biologists. A thousand different flowering plants occur here which along with the range of birds, mammals and insects, the ancient indigenous rock art and the unique natural landscape means thousands of people visit this national park from across Victoria, Australia and the world.
These 3 images are;
1. Boroka Lookout at the Northern end of the park looking down to Halls Gap. And yes young males do go and sit on the edge sometimes.
2.In the middle of the park looking North to South a year after a devastating bushfire.
3. Gradual regeneration after a severe bushfire.