After a rather over exuberant “controlled” burn in April, 2021, this forest is beginning to show signs of recovery now it’s spring after some decent, consistent rainfall.
Re-growth is slow but progressing with ferns, fungi and orchids re-establishing in the burnt earth.
You can see from the image above how high the flames were, this was no slow, low-heat burn.
Many tree bases were compromised by fire, some have fallen, many are weakened, but most will survive.
Two weeks later, after a good soaking rain …
As life returns to this once scorched earth, I hope to re-visit and share it’s re-birth with you. The Australian bush is built to burn and is very resilient.
The next post will show a surprise find in this recovering area, something I was unaware of and have never seen before!
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