A Bush Christmas is synonymous with Australia
But now much of our bush, Australia’s Bush is on fire
but too much
too much rare and precious flora, rare and giant trees and flowers
Much of Australia’s unique fauna, quolls, koala, snakes, goannas
to name a few
burnt alive in the fires
So its a sad Bush Christmas for those of us that love nature
her bounty and her beauty
The fires are not so large and intense in Victoria so I’ve taken some walks in the bush
The Ada Tree (above) is special, over 300 years old and a towering 75 metres high.
One of the last remaining giants of the forest
A Giant Mountain Ash found only in the southern parts of Australia
So few of these great trees remain
And in the damp gullies ancient Beech Trees remnants of Gondwana land and dominated the forests in wetter times.
The forest has its special sights sounds and smell.
See the tree ferns, hear the whip birds call
The birds have no voice in Parliament, no capital, but a beauty in their song
What a sad place it will be if we kill that song.
Happy Christmas and reflect and enjoy the wonderful things nature have given us
This Christmas think about how we can give nature a present