Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wattle? Mimosa? Or Acacia?

"Wattle?" "Mimosa?" "Acacia?" Call it what you like, it's gold and it's Australia's national floral emblem.  In early August the hills surrounding our valley are splashed with gold and with over a dozen local Acacia species growing on the property the spectacle goes on for weeks.

Increasing numbers of wattles have regenerated in the bushland areas of The Drip since we fenced cattle out of these once-degraded areas. The extreme damage of the past is slowly being undone and the land is healing.

The grove of wattle in this photo is on the track that leads to The Cliff Top Walk.  For more information on this 3-hour  bush-walk click here

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