Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Joondalup Natural Bush Regeneration

It's really ironic that two arson attacks earlier this year could have led to the magical regeneration that is now taking place in Joondalup's Central Park. The Conservation and Land management students at TAFE up there have been using Central Park for various studies and excercises, so at the time of the fires everyone was more than a little dissapointed. Yet knowing how important fire can be to the natural process of regeneration, it was only matter of time and now, thanks to recent rains it is all kicking off. I've yet to fully identify this Drosera, or the insect performing its routine thereupon (yes, looks like a fly, but which one ?), but there's a stack of Droseras popping up all through Central Park along with a veritable smorgasbord of other plants. Some of us will be keeping a very close eye on it all in the months ahead, especially as the fungi and orchid seasons quickly approach.